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Goliath Grouper National Geographic Story

The Sunday following Thanksgiving National Geographic published this story about Goliath Grouper. TISIRI's Joe Kistel was the field producer and cinematographer, Ed Kalakauskis the support diver, and Larry Davis served as base camp support. A big thanks to Collier County, Chris D'Arco, Dr. Angela Collins, and KrackONoon...
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Over 111,000 Invasive Lionfish Removed From Florida Waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced today that over 111,000 invasive Lionfish have been removed from Florida waters since May of 2016. Pretty awesome but it is important to note that figure is only considering documented Lionfish removals. In all likelihood many more Lionfish have...
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“Sunken Conservation” at Blue Ocean Film Festival

We at TISIRI are proud to announce that our documentary "Sunken Conservation" was screened at the prestigious Blue Ocean Film Festival this November. The Blue Ocean Film Festival is a top international film hosting event that features environmental focused productions. Many other fantastic films were screened...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.Aug 2016 Plague-like concentration of Lionfish encountered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFij2ABJrjwJune 7...
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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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQJQnm_qC14...
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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...
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