Archive for March 2009

A Sea Turtle hugged me at Gumbo Limbo   Leave a comment

A Sea Turtle hugged me at Gumbo Limbo photo.

Sea Turtle huggs EarthRehab's William

Sea Turtle huggs EarthRehab's William

Yes, that’s the Declaration of Reef Rights, we also had the Enforce the Federal Clean Water Act for Florida petition. Thanks goes to Gumbo Limbo.

Scuba Divers against Ethanol   Leave a comment

I know that it sounds crazy, but I need all Scuba Divers to understand the future of Ethanol production in the USA, and how it will affect your diving.

The mass projections for Ethanol Production (if allowed to come to fruition) will absolutely, positively, and without question Kill all Reef Species in the Ocean.
 
Locations for Power Plants:
http://www.ethanolrfa.org/resource/cellulosic/documents/CurrentCellulosicEthanolProjects-January2009.pdf

Water issues in Florida already:
http://www.floridatrend.com/article.asp?page=2&aID=49250

A global perspective on why not to go Agro-Bio:
http://www.globalforestcoalition.org/img/userpics/File/publications/Therealcostofagrofuels.pdf

2009 funding for the Bio-mechanism in Florida:
http://www.floridafarmtofuel.com/2008_Grants_Award.htm

A video to back up my theory:
http://www.climatecentral.org/video/iowa/

If you have not started to ask questions about Ethanol yet, please start soon.
Join the Divers against Ethanol campaign now and respond with your dis-approval.

Addressing Florida Divers in 2009   Leave a comment

Cato's Bridge Jupiter Island

Cato's Bridge Jupiter Island

This Thursday night during the Jupiter Drift Diver Club meeting
Dr. John Marr, the Director of the Perry Institute for Marine Science and the Caribbean Marine Research Center located on Lee Stocking Island will discuss the Oceans and Policy.
The meeting is free to attend please make the trip and join us.

The meeting starts at 7pm.

Jupiter Drift Divers presents:
Dr. John Marr, Executive Director
Perry Institute for Marine Science
 
John Marr is the executive director for the Perry Institute for Marine Science a not for profit based in Jupiter FL.   Dr. Marr is an environmental scientist and has served educational and governmental institutions, for profit consultancies, and non-profits.  John currently serves on several environmental foundation and advisory boards engaged in research and education programs that advance science and technology for the purpose of improving resource management and stewardship of our oceans.
 
Dr. Marr holds a Ph.D. in Zoology and Physiology from the University of Wyoming since 1994. Additionally John completed his M.S. in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Central Arkansas in 1988 and B.A. in Biology from Rhodes College in 1986.
 
Dr. Marr will be talking about important challenges we have in order to sustain the living resources of the oceans. He will discuss environmental threats, how we go about understanding the issues, and the solutions at hand and on the horizon. 
 
 
Thursday, March 5th at 7pm
 Community Room – Jupiter Fire Station
805 North U.S. Highway One, Jupiter , FL 33477 

 
It’s in the same parking lot as the Loxahatchee River Center and Burt Reynolds Park and Boat Ramp..

EarthRehab will have information regarding Coral Reef Monitoring and Reef Check available, just ask me… William.

links-
EarthRehab
Perry Institute for Marine Science
Jupiter Drift Divers

addressing Florida Divers in 2009   Leave a comment

Cato's bridge Jupiter Island

Cato's bridge Jupiter Island

This Thursday night, March 5th 2009

 during the Jupiter Drift Diver Club meeting :
Dr. John Marr, the Director of the Perry Institute for Marine Science and the Caribbean Marine Research Center located on Lee Stocking Island will discuss the Oceans and Policy.
The meeting is free to attend please make the trip and join us.

The meeting starts at 7pm.

EarthRehab will have information regarding Coral Reef Monitoring and Reef Check available, just ask me… William.

links-
EarthRehab
Perry Institute for Marine Science
Jupiter Drift Divers