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#1 Michael Wolfe

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  • North Georgia, Oconee River Drainage

Posted 01 December 2019 - 03:14 PM

We have a limited number of "Snorkeling the Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia" available for sale on the NANFA website: http://www.nanfa.org/cart.shtml#guide

 

This book was written by our very own Casper Cox and is a companion to the HIDDEN RIVERS movie that many of you are probably already aware of.

 

The Guide offers everything you would need to know to get started snorkeling with our native fishes, including a guide to some specific locations and the specific fish you are likely to see.  It is also filled with photographs from these locations and their fishes.

 

There are only 25 copies of these being sold through the NANFA wesite so act quickly to get your copy.  These were donated to NANFA so the full price is going to NANFA as a donation.

 


Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin

#2 lilyea

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  • Peace River Watershed, Central Florida, USA

Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:54 AM

I ordered one!  If Casper put it together then it is going to be entertaining and informative!



#3 Casper

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  • Chattanooga, TN alongside South Chickamauga Creek, just upstream of the mighty Tennessee River.

Posted 10 December 2019 - 07:08 PM

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Thank you Bruce.

:)

 

I think they turned out pretty nice.  I did focus on making it informative and entertaining.  This is my 3rd printing and i have tweaked nearly everything to my satisfaction.  Fritz, Bruce and Konrad, all 3 of them, edited this version, enhancing it even more.  Myself and Jeremy have worked on it multiple times, and reaching out to others during the process.  I have one deliberate misspelling.   :)  And a few oddities.

 

The Snorkel Guide focuses on several aspects, including...

7 sites and how to find others with 13 more noted.

Species likely encountered.

Proper gear.

Safety.

Environmental concerns.

Lots of photos from Jeremy and Dave from Freshwaters Illustrated / Hidden Rivers and myself.

And quite a bit more...

 

I just received another printing today, packed and mailed 10 copies this afternoon and just finished packaging 39 for mailing tomorrow morning. 

 

We sold out of the 2nd printing during the November 2019 film tour.  I got these today, just in time for the holidays.

 

Casper

 

 

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Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#4 littlen

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  • Washington, D.C.

Posted 11 December 2019 - 09:25 AM

Not to get too far off topic, but I've seen that Hellbender picture several times now.  Did you watch that it for a while?  Did it manage to get that watersnake down?!

Great job on the publication, too.  Looks awesome.


Nick L.

#5 gerald

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  • Wake Forest, North Carolina

Posted 11 December 2019 - 12:29 PM

The Hidden Rivers facebook page says the snake escaped.  But given the strength of hellbender jaws, I'm guessing it may have died later from damage to the spine and organs.


Gerald Pottern
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Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel


#6 Casper

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  • Chattanooga, TN alongside South Chickamauga Creek, just upstream of the mighty Tennessee River.

Posted 14 December 2019 - 05:04 PM

On page 20, site 2 of the Snorkel Guide, which is the Hiwassee River, i go into detail about Hellbenders and this particular event.
Here is a bit i cut and pasted which may answer your questions...
 
...North America's largest salamander reaching lengths of 24 inches or more.
David Herasimtschuk was honored with an international first place award in London for this stunning photo.  By the way, the Northern Water Snake got away, a bit too much for this Devil Dog.
When the Hiwassee does rise, I relocate to...
 
I delivered many packages of Snorkel Guides and 
NANFA T-Shirts over during this week .
 
If you want either by Christmas i urge you to order now.  Your purchase supports NANFA.  Visit the NANFA Store at...
 

Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#7 Casper

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  • Chattanooga, TN alongside South Chickamauga Creek, just upstream of the mighty Tennessee River.

Posted 15 December 2019 - 07:19 PM

Mailing Monday...

 

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Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#8 Chasmodes

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  • Central Maryland

Posted 02 January 2020 - 05:04 PM

Santa brought me a copy!!!  I love it!!!


Kevin Wilson


#9 Casper

Casper
  • NANFA Fellow
  • Chattanooga, TN alongside South Chickamauga Creek, just upstream of the mighty Tennessee River.

Posted 06 January 2020 - 03:34 PM

Snorkel Claus.


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#10 gerald

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  • Wake Forest, North Carolina

Posted 23 March 2020 - 01:26 PM

Freshwaters Illustrated, the producers of Hidden Rivers and other aquatic education films, is having a special discount on memberships from today World Water Day (3/22) through Earth Day (4/22).  https://www.freshwat...become-a-member

 

membership levels choices are $25,  $45, or $95 .  For yourself or your favorite science teacher.


Gerald Pottern
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Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel





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