Archive for May 2010

Ocean Rehab uses these contacts for reporting Oil Damages   Leave a comment

Ocean Rehab uses these contacts for reporting Oil Damages:
-from Fish and Wildlife Research Institute- (FWC) they contact the Coast Guard to investigate our findings.  E-mail photo’s to SWP@EM.MyFlorida.com for Florida Oil Spill damages.

Baby Mangrove seedling on transect

Baby Mangrove seedling on transect

  • Florida Oil Spill Information Line (replaces Fla. Emergency Info. Line): 888-337-3569.
  • To report oiled wildlife: 866-557-1401.
  • To discuss spill-related damage: 800-440-0858.
  • To report oiled shoreline: 866-448-5816.
  • To request volunteer information: 866-448-5816
    William Djubin President Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.
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    Breaking News: Pre Oil Spill surveys for Palm Beach County   4 comments

    Breaking News: Pre Oil Spill surveys for Palm Beach County

    Florida Mangrove Survey for Pre Oil conditions and inventory pic

    Florida Mangrove Survey for Pre Oil conditions and inventory pic

    Pre Oil Spill surveys, Volunteers are needed.

     

    Please note your locations of interest, and availability. These surveys will be of Mangroves and Sea Grasses only, sorry no Reefs yet. 

     

    Contact William at info@OceanRehab.org or 561-308-8848 

    Proposed Survey Area of the Loxahatchee River Basin:

    Proposed Survey Date, Tomorrow, Wednesday volunteers will meet at Noon at Bert Winters Park. 

    • Bert Winters Park on Ellison Wilson Road north then under Donald Ross bridge and continue north till mangroves fade.
    • Cato’s Bridge, South Jupiter Island north to Coral Cove Park area of the Jupiter Island inter-coastal.
    • Sawfish Bay Park east towards the Jupiter Inlet and the Jupiter Lighthouse mangrove area west towards the Loxahatchee River Basin.

    Proposed Survey Area of the Lake Worth Lagoon Estuarine Area:

    Proposed Survey Date, Thursday, volunteers will meet at Jim Barry Light Harbor Park at 1PM. 

    • Jim Barry Light Harbor Park
    • Peanut Island Mangrove Area
    • Flagler Drive Mangrove Planting Area, west side of inter-coastal located off Southern Boulevard.

    Thanks to all that are helping out and to all that are spreading the word about our Efforts to Inventory Florida.

    Florida Tar Balls found in Vero; pre-oil surveys   1 comment

    Florida Tar Balls found in Vero; pre-oil surveys

    Tar Balls found in Vero, Florida
    2010 Tar Balls found in Vero, Florida

    This is exactly what we were told to do with the information:

    Call FDEP @ 1800-320-0519.
    Then send the photo of the possible Horizon and Gulf Oil Spill related Tar Ball to : swp@em.myflorida.com
    We were told that several Tar Balls were reported from Vero, none of which have been related to the Horizon and Gulf Oil Spill.
    Fortunately we had GPS on-site for the Pre-oil Surveys.

    OceanRehab.org blog site – Oil Spill Florida 2010   Leave a comment

    Thanks for visiting, please stay a while and learn about Ocean Rehab.

    Ocean Rehab contact info for Volunteers and Sponsorship   Leave a comment

    Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.
    501(c)(3) Florida non-profit organization
    Headquarters – Galleria International
    301 Clematis Street, Suite 3000
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    561-308-8848

    Posted May 22, 2010 by Ocean Rehab Initiative in Uncategorized

    Pre- oil Florida Surveys ; Volunteers are needed   Leave a comment

    Pre-oil Florida Surveys; Volunteers are needed- contact us at info@oceanrehab.org today.. Help us Photo Inventory Florida’s Natural Eco-systems.

    Florida- Boca Raton

    Pre Oil Spill photo, pics of mangroves

    Pre Oil Spill photo, pics of mangroves

    Gumbo Limbo volunteer Team for Pre oil Surveys

    Gumbo Limbo volunteer Team for Pre oil Surveys

    Mangroves at Gumbo Limbo, Boca Raton pre-oil

    Mangroves at Gumbo Limbo 5/22/2010 , Boca Raton pre-oil

    Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 10am- Saturday- we will be surveying the Mangroves and Seagrasses of this wonderful slice of Florida Heaven. This is a great opportunity to learn our Emergency Habitat Surveying Methodology.

    Florida- Vero Beach

    Mayor’s Beach Cleanup Sunday- meet up at the  Driftwood Resort and “Waldo’s” – Vero Beach at 10:30 am

    We will be surveying Mangroves, Seagrasses, and Spawning Aggregate. This is a great opportunity to learn our Emergency Habitat Surveying Methodology.

    Gulf States pre-oil spill Surveys, What you can do now…   Leave a comment

    Gulf States pre-oil spill Surveys, What you can do now…

    -support our efforts at Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. and Volunteer now.

    Ocean Rehab media Logo

    "Ocean Rehab media Logo"

    Volunteers are needed to Inventory Critical Habitat before Oil saturates your Coastline.

    Our Simple methodology with 4 volunteers and a few “easy to access items” is all you need to protect Fragile Eco-systems.  What will you need?

     1. A 100meter Transect/ measuring tape

    2. A GPS Navigator app on your Phone and

    3. A Camera and paper to record your Locations on.

    Our survey system for recording Critical Habitat including Coral Reefs, Mangroves, Sea Grasses, Sea Oats, and Beaches has been proven successful for Scientific purposes and easy to understand and implement by our Volunteers.