MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

STACY GROFF
had a boxfish image published in Ocean Conservancy’s article 5 Poisonous Ocean Animals to Stay Away From.

GARY ROSE
is having an Underwater Photo Exhibit for the month of October 2021 at the Marshall Family Foundation Gallery in Delray Beach.

CHRIS GUG
won 1st place in the Behavior category of Scuba Diving’s 2021 UW Photo contest

SUSAN MEARS
LINDA IANNIELLO

The second Edition of “Blackwater Creatures” is now available!!! This edition has 70 new pages of images, information, and IDs, including a whole new section on Behavior. It’s available at Pura Vida, Force-E, Reef Photo and online at blackwatercreatures.com.

LUREEN FERRETTI
Special & Honorable Mention – Fish Behavior, Blue & Black Water, Ocean Geographic Society Competition.

HANNES KLOSTERMANN
Honourable Mention – Portfolio, Ocean Geographic Society Competition.

GARY ROSE
was published in X-ray Magazine’s April 2021 article “My Most Unusual & Unexpected Dive.” Scroll down to “Goliath Grouper, Wreck Treck, Jupiter Florida.”

LUREEN FERRETTI
had one of her photos on the cover of the April 2021 issue of X-ray Magazine #104.

LINDA IANNIELLO
had several images used in the Smithsonian website article: Blackwater Divers Illuminate Sea Life at Night.

KEVIN BRYANT
has multiple photos on permanent display at a Frost Science Museum exhibit, Miami.

STEVEN KOVACS
Had images published in the New York Times article: The Ocean’s Youngest Monsters Are Ready for Glamour Shots.

LUREEN FERRETTI
contributed photography to X-Ray Magazine’s Favority Mammal Dive article.

HANNES KLOSTERMANN
received Highly Commended in the Black & White Category of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 Competition.

RICH COLLINS
is the co-author of a scientific paper entitled “Hydromedusae observed during night dives in the Gulf Stream” released on October 21. The paper is based on a huge variety of Hydromedusae Rich photographed and collected during blackwater dives over almost two years. “Photos of living medusae – whole animals and details – present clear advantages over drawings and reconstructions made from preserved material collected with plankton nets……..The aim of the present work was therefore to document, identify, DNA barcode, and discuss the taxonomy of hydromedusae observed and photographed in situ off the coast of Florida.” It is a tremendous piece of work identifying 46 species, 6 additional species nameable only to the genus level, and describing 6 new species.

STEVE KOVACS
won 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th place in the Blackwater category and 1st place in the Conservation category of Deep Visions UWP Awards 2021.

GARY ROSE
had a photo featured for the finale of Shark Week by Sea Shepherds, Denmark.

LUREEN FERRETTI
had 8 images published in Reef Smart Guides North Florida edition.

JACK ISRAEL
Honorable Mention – Black & White Print, Human & Ocean Ocean Geographic Society Competition.

LUREEN FERRETTI
was published in X-ray Magazine’s April 2021 article “My Most Unusual & Unexpected Dive.” Scroll down to “Whale Shark of Komodo, Indonesia.”

LUREEN FERRETTI
had four photos published in Scuba Diving Magazine’s April 2021 article “Florida Keys Scuba Road Trip: Key Largo”.

LUREEN FERRETTI
had bio and photography featured in Lifestyle Magazine: What Lies Beneath.

BRENDA HILL
had her photo of Felimida binza nudibranch laying eggs published on the back cover of American Conchologist, December 2020 edition.

STEVE KOVACS
received Runner Up in the Macro category of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 Competition.

DEBBIE WALLACE
received highly commended in the Scubaverse Contest for What Lies Beneath.

SUZAN MELDONIAN
received Honorable Mention in Scuba Diving Magazine’s Through the lens photo contest.

LUREEN FERRETTI
was published in X-Ray Magazines May 2021 issue feature My Favorite Location – Blue Heron Bridge.

GARY ROSE
had an article, “Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico”, and photos published in the current X-Ray Magazine issue.

GARY ROSE
was published in X-Ray Magazines May 2021 issue, “My Most Favorite Location”

HANNES KLOSTERMANN
Finalist, UN World Oceans Day 2021.

TIM SULLIVAN
had his images used in the 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project.

STEVE KOVACS
has images published in Colossal’s article on Blackwater photography.

DEBBIE WALLACE
is the newest shark ambassador for Save The Sharks.

GARY ROSE, MD
had an article published in Alert Diver Magazine, “Practice What You Preach.”

JACK ISRAEL
sent photos of diseased brain coral to SEAFAN and they are treating the problem.

LUREEN FERRETTI
received Honorable Mention in the Blackwater Category of the 2020 Ocean Art Competition.

LUREEN FERRETTI
had a photo published in Scuba Diving Magazine’s Article: Six Wrecks to Dive at Night

STEVE KOVACS
received 1st place in the Behavior Category and 1st, 2nd and Honorable Mention in the Blackwater Category of the2020 Ocean Art Competition

ANN DONAHUE
and her husband have published two children’s books. “Dive Into Colours” and “Reef Creatures, Weird & Wonderful”

LUREEN FERRETTI
was published in the “Nature’s Newsletter, Winter Issue”

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