Reefs at Risk, Revisited by WRI.
“As anyone who has spent time around the ocean knows—whether diving, conducting research, or fishing—coral reefs are among the world’s greatest sources of beauty and wonder. Home to over 4,000 species of fish and 800 types of coral, reefs offer an amazing panorama of underwater life. Coral reefs supply a wide range of important benefits to communities around the world. From the fisherman in Indonesia or Tanzania who relies on local fish to feed his family, to the scientist in Panama who investigates the medicinal potential of reefrelated compounds, reefs provide jobs, livelihoods, food, shelter, and protection for coastal communities and the shorelines along which they live. Unfortunately, reefs today are facing multiple threats from many directions. 2010 was one of the warmest years on record, causing widespread damage to coral reefs. Warmer oceans lead to coral bleaching, which is becoming increasingly frequent around the globe—leaving reefs, fish, and the communities who depend on these resources at great risk. No one yet knows what the long-term impacts of this bleaching will be. But, if the ocean’s waters keep warming, the outlook is grim.”
Many thanks to the support given from the Community Foundation, we will make you proud,!
via the politics of Green
The “Voices of Pennekamp” an appropriate named title for the 50th anniversary celebration of John Pennekamp State Park, Florida Keys.
John Pennekamp Park is the first protected Marine Park in the USA.
Dr. Sylvia Earle PhD., “her deepness”, was the Key Note Speaker, video also includes captions from Dr. Brian Lapointe of Harbor Branch Oceanographic. Enjoy.
Great job again Lady Blue, Paula Caro Bravo! and welcome aboard.!
Volunteers are needed in Boca this weekend for the Wyland Living Green Fair. Here’s an opportunity to collaborate with Wyland personally…. join us. Contact Missy at Info@OceanRehab.org
We would also like to thank Dr. John Marr of the Perry Institute for Marine Science for addressing Oil Spill damages and future risks of the BP Spill.
Addressing Oil Spill impacts
And what a Great Time was had at the PGA Nationals Blue Friends Awards Luncheon where we were recognized as an Ocean Ambassador finalist for 2010. Congratulations to Captain Don Voss of the Marine Cleanup Initiative.
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“No greater compliment or honor can be bestowed upon an Organization or Individual than to be Celebrated and Recognized by it’s Peers and Mentors.”- Thanks for following us.
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
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.