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February 22 Club Meeting - Ed Gullekson – REEF Fish ID – A Basic Introduction!

posted Feb 10, 2018, 7:51 AM by Editor SeaHorse

There you are underwater and this really interesting fish is hunkered down among the rocks, or, a whole bunch of fish swim by – and you ask yourself “What are those?” Tonight will be your golden opportunity is the time to find out! Welcome to a special Sea Horses program of fish identification intro. On this evening you will learn to be a citizen scientist and identify 12 fish and 4 invertebrates. All of the critters presented are counted if you are an offical REEF surveyor. While there are 253 species of fish in our local Salish Sea, knowing more of the most common ones helps to better understand what we see while diving.

Ed Gullekson, Club Member and Level 5 local REEF Surveyor, will take you through some common sense identifying characteristics of these 16 critters you’re likely to encounter on your local dives.

Impress your dive buddies and non-diver friends and family. Please join us for this entertaining and educational presentation on many our most famous and popular critters. I’m confident that Ed will be prepared and thrilled to take on any of your Q & A.

About Reef Environmental Education Foundation: REEF conserves marine environments worldwide. Our mission is to protect biodiversity and ocean life by actively engaging and inspiring the public through citizen science, education, and partnerships with the scientific community.

More detail on the mission of REEF (and a great deal of cool info about our local and world critters) can be found on their website located at:

No-host dinner at 6, Program starts at 7 PM.

Come join your fellow Seahorses for a great family-friendly presentation with some good food and cold beverages. Children’s menu available too!


Directions to Issaquah Brew House:

Take I-90 East. Exit 17 at Front St going south. It’s about a half mile and on the right side at the intersection of Sunset Ave.


This and other club information, can be found on the club's own website at