Please Vote on Your Favorite!

September 29, 2009

We are now adding T4O bumper stickers to our merchandise! These designs are for the Goliath Grouper Research Project. They are not avaliable to purchase yet but we would like your input on the design. We will probably make only one or two different kinds. We would also like to know how many people would be interested in buying a bumper sticker. Please vote for your favorites!

Also, please keep sending in any pictures of fish species that you see on the cameras! Thanks to all of the people who have sent in pictures already. Keep up the good work!

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The Goliaths are aggregating to spawn!

September 24, 2009

Cool Goliath

Series of pictures were sent to us by a friend of Don DeMaria. We will post them all in a future blog! Enjoy….


Thank you for your images; where should we point the camera?

September 22, 2009

Thank you to the many people who have sent us images for our new fish ID system. Aren’t these spadefish just characters? spadefish

We would like some feedback on where to point the camera. At this time we are looking directly out from the concrete support of the bridge into the channel between north and southbound lanes of the highway. We have had the camera swing the right and look up at the northbound support of our column, where Goliaths seem to like to congregate and swim in large circles. Any suggestions would be appreciated. We need more images of fish species such as Sheepshead, other goliath species, Lookdowns, angels, sharks, Tarpon, snapper species, grunts, other jacks (such as horse-eye), etc.

Thanks for now!


We need images of fish species!

September 18, 2009

As we continue to work on our fish identification database and taxonomic family information, we need images taken with the webcams. This will allow the public to become informed about the faunal inhabitants at our study site. The family information will allow people to fully appreciate the diversity of life that lives in our nearshore marine ecosystems. Please help us out!!grouper


Bahia Cam Down For the Time Being

August 18, 2009

Sadly, a transmitter has failed at the remote side of our Bahia Honda Cam System. We will try to raise funds to replace the unit and get the cam running as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! We may put up a short video from the week of 8-5-09 to remind you of our fish friends!

transmitter

The T4O Crew


We are back up and running with TWO cameras

July 12, 2009

Welcome back fish lovers. We are so excited to have our system at the Dry Tortugas National Park working, despite the dredging operations that surprised all of us a wee bit. They should be done in a few wePorgyeks and then we will have some incredible views from the Fort. Bahia Honda has been looking good in the last few days and we are hoping for images that YOU snap from your computer. We would like to use our own images to build a database of information with fish identification and other information about the faunal inhabitants at our two camera sites.

We have two more camera systems that we hope to install in the next few months, and we need to raise some funds for equipment and installation. Please buy a t-shirt or post ideas for fundraising here on the blog.Nurse Shark


Clean Lenses but Mucky Water

March 26, 2009
Yellow Tail Snapper Stays Alert!

Yellow Tail Snapper Stays Alert!

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?