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  • Invasive Lionfish Populations Increasing?
    ABC/NBC news story depicting the high numbers of invasive Lionfish TISIRI Divers encountered. Check out the full news story at the news website here. 9-9-16 Invasive Lionfish have been found offshore the coast of northeast Florida for some time now in substantial populations. However more recently we have heard rumors of high concentrations being encountered in certain regions. To verify Continue…
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  • Reef Service Video Takes 1st Place!
    A segment from the TISIRI television show production "Sunken Conservation" recently took first place in the Swim Shorts Film Festival. The video entered into the contest was titled "Reef Habitat Service" and featured the hands-on underwater conservation efforts of TISIRI divers. We were grateful for the opportunity to submit the story in the film festival and proud and appreciative of Continue…
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  • Lionfish Found in Cold Up-Welling Waters
    Yesterday we embarked on a trip to deep waters off the coast of Jacksonville Florida to see if we would find Lionfish in the recent up-welling cold seafloor water temps. We traveled nearly 45 miles east of the coast and visited live bottom and artificial reef structures in 120+ feet water depths. As expected the sea floor conditions were cold Continue…
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  • Lionfish Outreach and Insight Videos
    Below are videos describing the invasive Lionfish situation in Florida and objectives to reduce the negative impact they are causing to regional ecosystems. All the Lionfish footage included was captured by underwater cinematographer (and TISIRI director) Joe Kistel. June 7 2016 National Geographic "How Eating Venomous Lionfish Helps the Environment" February 3 2016 FWC "Tips for Lionfish Removal January 2016 Continue…
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  • Lionfish Hunt, Sell, Eat… National Geographic Story
    TISIRI's Joe Kistel teamed up with National Geographic to create this story regarding the overwhelming numbers of Lionfish in the northern Gulf. The segment follows the journey of the fish from being hunted all the way to the dinner plate.
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  • TISIRI’S "Sunken Conservation" Television Broadcast
    We are excited to announce that "Sunken Conservation" will begin its television broadcast debut on January 14 at 8:30 on WJCT-TV channel 7.1 and/or Comcast channels 8 & 440.
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  • Scouting for reefs in need of servicing
    Last week a team of TISIRI divers made a trip offshore Jacksonville Florida in effort to locate and verify habitat sites for an upcoming reef restoration effort. The goal was to identify reef locations that had fishing line and anchor rope entanglement hazards that could benefit from our reef clean up efforts this summer. Although it was not planned we Continue…
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  • Near Death Shark Found with Bullet Wound
    12-12-15 Today we made a very disturbing encounter at an artificial reef site known as the Casablanca. As shark was found very near death with what appeared to be a head wound caused by a bullet. Below is a brief video clip showing how the shark was found. There was still blood coming out of the wound. We do not Continue…
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  • Small Lionfish Struggle In Wave Current
    On our last few observational and scouting dives we encountered Lionfish. Of course this is nothing new (at least since the invasion began) but our findings were intriguing. We found that every Lionfish we encountered was very small, around two to three inches in length. We also found these Lionfish struggling in the wave slosh current caused by offshore weather Continue…
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  • TISIRI’s Joe Kistel Featured As Ocean Hero
    The nationally distributed Origin Magazine recently published its latest edition with an emphasis on marine conservationist. TISIRI's own director and underwater cinematographer Joe Kistel was featured as an Ocean Hero. Click on the image below to see the segment or look for a copy of Origin Magazine to see all the fantastic Ocean Heroes featured.
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