Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 N.E. 6th Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060, 954-786-4111.
Doors open at 6:30pm when all can enjoy the Raffle Table, Sand Flea Market, and Library. All are invited – new members always welcome! The next meeting is Wednesday, January 10, 2018
January Shell of the Month: Erronea onyx Linnaeus, 1758, Erronea adusta Lamarck, 1810 and Erronea succincta Linnaeus, 1758
January Meeting. Suzan Meldonian is internationally known as a photojournalist for her macro imagery and marine photo documentary work. Recently she has undertaken photographing aliens from the deep, right here in SE Florida in the Gulf Stream current, late at night over depth. This type of diving is called Black water diving, and is to capture planktonic creatures that rise to the surface each night in what is referred to as a Vertical Migration. It is the largest migration on Earth that occurs every night all over the world.
This is an area that while it is not new to scientists, it is ground breaking for photographers. The creatures are spectacular.
Suzan has authored and published two books, “Under the Bridge” and the “BHB Companion,” are well known for raising local, federal and worldwide awareness, making the Blue Heron Bridge now one of the top 60 dive sites in the world. Her books were instrumental in the implementation of the Snorkel Trail at the Blue Heron Bridge in Florida.
Through photo documentary, she brings to light the personalities and traits of many marine critters. She calls it Evolutionary Education™. As you learn more, you evolve. As humans caring about our planet, it is important that we learn as much as we can about the creatures of our oceans. Our survival as a planet depends upon it. As photographers, it becomes our duty to share with the world that which goes on, beneath the horizon to spurn on interest in Marine Biology. Photography becomes one of our best tools to educate the masses and to assist in global Evolutionary Education™. The more you see, the more you learn, the more you understand = evolution. Come, evolve with us.
Credits: Sport Diver, Dive Photo Guide, Ocean Geographic, EZ Dive, ScubaShooters, National Geographic, UWJournal.com, UnderwaterMacrophotography, Smithsonian Photo of the Day, Underwater Photography.com, President of South Florida Underwater Photography Society.
Suzan is the President of South Florida Underwater Photography Society and author of two “Under the Bridge” books which she will bring to the meeting.
Her photos have won many major awards.