This easterly wind has sure kicked up the sediment. We have thoroughly tested the ptz of the camera and will make it available later this summer for the general public. We finally came up with a great t-shirt design and will have them ready in two weeks. Thank you all for your generous offers to support our program. We are close to getting everything ready for our new camera in the Dry Tortugas, but have some serious fundraising to do. People have suggested a cost of the t-shirt between $10 and $15. Any comments?
We are trying to raise more funds for our camera installation in the Dry Tortugas this summer. We are close to raising the money we need. We also have to pay for our DSL at Bahia Honda and have to pay a diver to clean the lens every two weeks. Contributions can be made to Kent Denver School (attention: Trevor Mendelow, 4000 East Quincy Avenue, Englewood, CO 80113, please put “Grouper Project” in memo line) by check or money order, or you can buy one of our t-shirts or upcoming calendar. Thank you to those of you who have already contributed. We want to grow this program!
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First come, first serve. If you would like to participate, please email Trevor Mendelow (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Should the students recruit professional help? They think that they could respond to peoples’ offer to donate to the project for maintenance of the Bahia Honda Cameras and the two new cameras they plan to deploy this year. They suggest a donation of $10, which would relate to a $7 profit (through negotiation with a t-shirt company).
If you are interested in collaborating on this project, we will establish a gallery of fish in the “Photo gallery” section of the website. Images must be of the fish’s right side, and the whole fish image must be captured. Desktop shots of fish not cataloged in the photo gallery (send to email@example.com) will be added.
We are welding new brackets for the camera, which will rectify the odd angle of the cameras. In addition, the second camera should be available for viewing soon, with pan-tilt-zoom available at certain times of day.
There were almost two thousand hits on the website in the last three days. We love the interest people have shown in our endeavors; thank you all.
Wonderful schooling of snapper and grunt species, along with fast-moving permit. Big schools of carangid look-down jacks can be seen, with the odd monster goliath cruising by. When the lens is not so dirty, we will snap images and post on the blog. Anyone interested in developing a species list gallery with natural history information for each fish?
look-down jacks, image courtesy of Don DeMaria, 2008
update, 10am, EST: Lenses cleaned on both cameras; happy viewers!