Evenings at Whitney March 10 - Joe Kistel

Evenings at Whitney March 10 - Joe Kistel

Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience continues Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “What’s Underwater St. Augustine”. Joe Kistel, Underwater Cinematographer and TISIRI Founder, will be the speaker.

This free lecture will be presented in person at the UF Whitney Laboratory Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard, in St. Augustine. Those interested also have the option of registering to watch via Zoom live the night of the lecture.

Register to watch online: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9NT8erbdRYamyw_9KHESOA

Have you ever wondered what lies under the ocean surface just off the coast of St. Augustine? In this discussion Joe Kistel intends to share insights and visuals he has collected during underwater explorations. Sunken ships, lost aircraft, natural and artificial reefs systems, and a great diversity of marine life are just a few of the topics to be discussed. He will also describe how underwater habitats are important to the regional environment and the St Johns County community. Please feel free to bring any questions you may have about offshore underwater world of the St. Augustine area.

Joe Kistel is an award-winning visual media producer that specializes in underwater Florida cinematography. His production projects focus on showcasing the significance of offshore seafloor habitats and the recreational opportunities they provide. He has been capturing imagery offshore northeast Florida for over a decade and has produced content for major networks including National Geographic and Discovery. Kistel also created the documentary “Sunken Conservation” for the PBS television distribution. He has authored and published the books “North Florida Reefs” and “Spike the Tugboat” (Children’s book). Current efforts include producing an awareness video series featuring the underwater world of St. Augustine for the UWSTAUG YouTube Channel. 

Kistel is also the head of the marine conservation organization TISIRI and has been a lead coordinator for northeast Florida artificial reef creation projects and offshore conservation efforts. 

In light of CDC recommendations, face coverings, though not required, are EXPECTED IN ALL UF FACILITIES, even if you are vaccinated.