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February Meeting (March 2)

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Since February is a short month, and we had some scheduling issues, our February and March meetings will both be in March.  March 2 and March 30....so, still four weeks apart!

 

Our March 2 meeting will be a field trip to the Florida Aquarium aquaculture facility at Apollo Beach.  Our tour will begin at 10 am.  They request that we be there by 9:50 am.  Address is:

 

577 Estuary Shore Lane Apollo Beach FL 33572

 

More info about this location can be found on their website at:

https://www.flaquarium.org/apollobeach

 

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jdhuyvetter +1

john46 + 1

RickO + 1

Zyphen

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Please RSVP for this meeting as the tour will start promptly at 10 am and we want to have a head count in advance.  RSVP here with your name and who will be with you.

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RickO and Lisa will be going.

 

Plant City Strawberry Festival is happening that weekend also.  Drive up Saturday go to Aquarium overnight and catch the SB Festival on Sunday morning?

 

RickO

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On 2/21/2019 at 6:43 PM, john46 said:

Debbie and I will probably be attending.

Something came up and we will not be attending.

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Thanks to Jeff for setting up this field trip to the Florida Aquarium research site. To see all of the staghorn corals (Acropora cervicornis) that they have settled out from wild collected coral spawns and grown to baseball and larger size to be replanted on the Keys reefs was amazing.  We also saw the continuation of Martin Moe's long spine urchin (Diadema antillarum) research.  New tanks and new plumbing with new ideas along with Martin Moe’s original ideas.

As seen in Jeff’s photos, the mature coral colonies are from wild collected coral heads and moved to the Apollo as an “Ark” (Noah’s Ark) type safe location and secure from ocean borne diseases.

I can wait for the next field trip as they are very educational.

 

RickO

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