USA Dive Club members and their guests are invited to attend a virtual meeting using Zoom. We will have our annual election during this meeting. Please attend to vote for officers for 2021.
You must register in advance for this meeting. Click on the link below to register. Members bringing a guest should send the guest's name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org so the guest's registration will be approved. Members and guests must register using this link.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to click when it is time to join the meeting. You must register before 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.
Please join the meeting a little early to allow time to admit people from the waiting room before the meeting starts.
We will start the meeting with 10 minutes of social time so we can catch up with our friends. We will have our annual election. Then we will turn the meeting over to our speaker.
OVERVIEW AND CASE STUDY OF A PORCUPINEFISH
Keith was born and raised in Delaware, Ohio about 45 minutes north of Columbus, very near the Columbus Zoo and aquarium. He spent his formative years playing soccer, fishing, and generally being outdoors. He attended Miami University 2001 – 2005 and received degrees in Zoology and Psychology. Miami University (Oxford, OH) is not to be confused with University of Miami (Florida). Miami University was founded in 1809, while Florida did not even become a state until 1845.
Keith started his career caring for fish, in the fall of 2005, at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN. After three and a half years, he took a promotion and left for warmer weather, landing at SeaWorld Orlando in early 2009. He then spent over eight years maintaining aquariums there for millions of guests each year. In January of 2017 he started at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, Fl., where he has been for just a few weeks shy of four years now. Gumbo Limbo is by far the smallest facility he has worked at, but he has been enjoying the challenge of caring for fish endemic to South Florida.