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Point Beach Dive Team to Do Demos in Brick on Sat.

Demos and marine life in touch tanks will be shown on Molly Lane

Divers will do demonstrations and display marine life in touch tanks for families in Brick on Saturday.

The Point Pleasant First Aid and Emergency Squad's Dive Team, located on Laurel Avenue in Point Beach, will offer educational demonstrations at Grandparents Day at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 1 Molly Lane, Brick. Molly Lane intersects with Brick Boulevard (see map to lower right of this page).

The first aid squad and dive team primarily serve Point Beach, Mantoloking and Bay Head.

The volunteers were invited to be part of Grandparents' Day festivities at the Pavilion.

"We will give a demonstration of our diving abilities, educating young children about local ocean creatures and offering them a chance to handle some of them in our touch tanks," said Dive Team Official David Gibson. "Everyone, young or old, will have the chance to ask questions about our abilities and tour our dive truck."

Recently the dive team was at the Toms River Boat Festival where they dove for marine species and displayed them in a touch tank for famlies to enjoy during the day.

For information and photos about their presentation in Toms River, their drills at the Manasquan Inlet jetty in Point Beach and other information about the dive team, see their blog.

Nancy Kamyk August 11, 2012 at 02:27 PM
I am curious ... what happens to the sea creatures after the event? Will they be returned to the sea or what? Nancy Kamyk
Bob S August 11, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Yes, everything the team collects is returned to the point in the river at which it was recovered. The team only collects species which do well in a touch tank environment so everything can be returned alive and well. Some examples are sea stars, hermit crabs, and small spider crabs. The team also brings extra sea water in order to keep the specimens in clean water . All specimens are well taken care of for the few short hours they are out of the river.
2much2say August 12, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Wow, I can't believe I missed this!
Kim E August 13, 2012 at 04:09 AM
A little more notice on this event would of been nice........

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