Collecting in Florida

31 December 2016

Working on details for the May collecting trip to Florida.

Arrivals in Tampa on Sunday, 7 May with visits on Monday and/or Tuesday to a small independent fish farm; a manufacturer of ornamental fish shipping bags; and an industry leader for wholesale ornamental fish, supplying pet stores, public aquariums, and research institutions. Monday evening we will attend the Tampa Bay Aquarium Society meeting. After several days collecting and visiting aquarium related destinations in the Tampa area we will travel down the west coast of Florida stopping at a few locations en route to the Miami area. While in the Miami area we will visit one of the nation's leading producers of aquarium plants. We will have notable local guides accompany us during this trip.

GWP will provide hotel rooms and transportation - cost is tentatively set to come in around $1,000 per person double occupancy, single occupancy will be about $500 more. Meals are not included; however, the hotels do provide breakfast. Details and costs are all subject to change as we further refine the plans. Travel to Tampa and return home from Miami is not included.

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Written by Michael Barber

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