Archive for July 2010

Divers experience Cold Water upwelling in Florida; Video   Leave a comment

Divers experience Cold Water upwelling in Florida; Video

Nowadays anything can cause an alarm on the SE Florida Reef System with Oil Spill Damages impending, but these divers never expected to see Reef Fishes strugling to breath, Eutrophication? No. as Dr. Phipps of the OR Scientific Advisory Board, and local Reef PBC Expert explains:

“William,

Apparently our “annual July upwelling” occurred this weekend. I was diving in Boca on Saturday and fortunately did not experience those temperatures!  As to the fish…they were cold shocked. These upwellings can occur fairly rapidly. Yes, upwelling water is nutrient enriched..it is not eutrophied.  Also, the cold water of upwellings can often hold higher levels of oxygen than warmer waters.  The video showed cold shocked parrotfish…there was probably a really cold diver behind the camera, too! JP 

Janet J. Phipps, Ph.D.

Coral Reef Ecologist 

Dept. Environmental Resources Management

2300 North Jog Road, 4th Floor

West Palm Beach, FL 33411-2743

Office TN:  561.233.2513

Jphipps@pbcgov.org

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#1 Responder Award for Gulf Oil Event presentation.   Leave a comment

Ocean Rehab’s #1 Responder Award for the Gulf Oil Event:

DAWN SAVES WILDLIFE

Dwan Saves Wildlife poster and image

-Our choice for the Award is DAWN ; of “Dawn Saves Wildlife“, I can not image these days without Dawn.
Thanks Dawn.
Everyday Wildlife Champions | Facebook

Awesome work and passion.

Responder Award for Gulf Oil Event, July 2010   Leave a comment

Ocean Rehab’s #1 Responder Award for the Gulf Oil Event:

Dawn Saves Wildlife Poster

"Dawn Saves Wildlife" Poster and Image

 -Our choice for the Award is DAWN ; of “Dawn Saves Wildlife”, I can not image these days without Dawn. Thanks Dawn. http://www.facebook.com/dawnsaveswildlife

Awesome work and passion, Wow.

June 2010 Reef Check Transect, Oil Spill update   Leave a comment

Link- http://www.reefcheck.org/newsletter/062010/

Top story for our Efforts, Thanks Reef Check..!! also the Anna Villalonga story about a young girl and her mission to save the Oceans. Thanks again ANNA.. The video which matches the Florida Oil Spill story is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9iPj3fYcWg&feature=player_embedded

Florida Dive Industry reaction to Oil Spill; Video   2 comments

Help us to save this valuable resource.

“The video was not made for you; it was created for species that can not speak for themselves”. 

quote from Crew member of Catch Clean Cook TV,  Ocean Rehab volunteer, videographer and activist- Mr. David Desrochers II.

David-  you spoke a trillion words.