MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

GARY ROSE
has an article entitled “Invertebrates and Chordates” in the “Transparent & Translucent Contributors’ Picks” section of issue #126 of X-Ray Mag (June 2024).

SUZAN MELDONIAN
was published in National Geographic, China, in Sept 2023 with a flying Mobula ray in “Winged Marine Life.” She was also published in the April 2024 issue of Alert Diver, “Speak of the Spiny Devilfish” p.52-53.

STEVE KOVACS
has an image of a female blanket octopus that was used by National Geographic in a book, “Secrets of the Octopus.” the companion to the National Geographic television special. It was also used in the promo for the book on their website, and on National Geographic Magazine’s site.

ZACH AND ANNALISE WHALEN
Annalise was a guest lecturer at the University of Central Florida, delivering a presentation titled “Exploring Maritime Cultural Heritage: Archaeological Techniques and Methodologies”. On April 19th, Annalise and Zach will be presenting their paper, “Predicting Locations of Maritime Archaeological Sites Around the United States Using Coastal Geography” at the 2024 American Academy of Underwater Sciences Symposium.

GRACE PEMPEK
will be February’s guest speaker for the Dallas Underwater Photography Society group. She will be presenting virtually on diving in south Florida, specifically improving macro techniques at Blue Heron Bridge

GRACE PEMPEK
is featured in a Dive Photo Guide “Behind the Shot” article in The Dome Report weekly news.

BRYANT TURFFS
placed first in the Compact Wide Angle and third in the Wide Angle categories of the Underwater Photography Guide 2023 Ocean Art Contest.

STEVE KOVACS
received an honorable mention in the Blackwater category of the Underwater Photography Guide 2023 Ocean Art Contest.

GARY ROSE
will have his photographs displayed in an exhibit entitled “Out of the Blue” at the Highland Beach Library, from January 10 – February 28th.

NINA COOPER
is Dive Photo Guide’s Photographer of the Week for July 12, 2024.

GABE JENSEN
has an article in the latest Dive Photo Guide’s Dome Report, entitled “Full Frontal: Non-invasive Techniques to Get Your Subject to Look at the Camera.”

RICHARD COLLINS
is a co-author of an article titled “Additional observations on hydromedusae during night dives in the Gulf Stream” which was published in the Swiss Journal of Zoology and online in BioOne. Between this and a previous study, SFUPS members have helped identify and describe a total of eight new species. Photographing and sampling was mainly done by Rich, with SFUPS members Andrea Whitaker, Deb Devers and Linda Ianniello contributing specimens and images for this massive work.

JOSH SCHELLENBERG
has an article in the latest Dive Photo Guide’s Dome Report, entitled “A (Smelly) Whale Tale.”

JOSH SCHELLENBERG
was featured in Dive Photo Guide’s Dome Report.

HANK KOLLROSS
was named Dive Photo Guide’s Photographer of the Week on February 29th.

GABRIEL JENSEN
had his image, “Everything is Fine,” featured in the Washington Post. He also gave a presentation on nudibranchs, “South Florida’s Underwater Butterflies,” at Florida Atlantic University.

JACK DER
had his image featured as an Editor’s Pick in the 2023 photo issue of Scuba Diving Magazine

MARK KOSARIN
had his image of Goliath groupers on the Ana Cecilia featured in this month’s issue of Scuba Diver Magazine.

GABRIEL JENSEN
placed fourth in the Portrait category of the Underwater Photography Guide 2023 Ocean Art Contest.

GARY ROSE
has an article entitled “Tell a Visual Story” in Issue 123 of X-Ray Mag (January 2024).

RICHARD COLLINS AND LINDA IANNIELLO
were featured in an article in the Miami Herald, about Rich’s work surveying Hydromedusae in our area and a newly-described species, Zancleopsis grandis. Included are images from both Rich and Linda.

RICHARD COLLINS AND ANDREA WHITAKER
are featured in an article in the May 3 edition of the Miami Herald, “Glowing sea creature with 15 tentacles found off Florida coast. It’s a new species.” The new species is the Hydromedusa Melicertum tropicalis featured in Andrea’s images

KAREN EDWARDS
tied for second place in the Art House Flicks category of the 2024 Houston Underwater Film Festival with her short video, “Aquapella.”

GARY ROSE
has an article entitled “Tones” in issue #125 of X-Ray Mag (April 2024).

GARY ROSE
has an article entitled “Define Your Subject” in issue #124 of X-Ray Mag (March 2024).

REMUNA BECA
was runner up in the Marelux Wide Angle category of the 2024 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest.

DIANN JOHNSON
gave a lecture entitled “Marine Arts: Getting Started in Underwater Photography” at the Smithsonian Marine Station and the Ecosystems Exhibit in Fort Pierce.

LINDA IANNIELLO
did a presentation on “Blackwater Diving – Creatures of the Dark” at Florida Oceanographic Society.

CHRIS GUG
placed fourth in the Blackwater category of the Underwater Photography Guide 2023 Ocean Art Contest.

SANDRA EDWARDS
has her turtle image featured prominently at the South Florida Fair.

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