Archive for the ‘Florida Reefs’ Tag

Ocean Rehab Initiative; a volunteer Coral Reef Initiative for South Florida news.   Leave a comment

Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. CBS12 News Story.
Baseline Data Collection, Florida Reef Eco-system, Ocean Rehab Initiative, Reef Check Foundation.
We survey for Biomass of Fishes, Invertebrates and Coral- we also estimate health and damages to Reef Eco-systems including Disease and Bleaching.
Ocean Rehab is currently looking for Charter Sponsors to facilitate this project. Contact Mike Readling for Information on how you can help us “Protect Florida’s Reefs and Lifestyles”
Many thanks to Nikole Ordway, Valerie Gaynor, Nathalie Zenny, David Desrocher, Captain Don Voss, Ariane Demitris, CBS Videographers and Producers and the Crew of the Deep Obsession.
This video explains WHAT Ocean Rehab is doing with Reef Check Foundation and Diver Volunteers in South Florida.
Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. is a Coral Reef Initiative in South East Florida.
Enjoy the Video of the Survey. visit us a http://OCEANREHAB.org
Thanks.
 
 
link to Video News Story below…

"Fish Bowl" parrotfishes on Flower Gardens Reef; July 2010

50th Anniversary of John Pennekamp and Sylvia Earle   Leave a comment

50th Anniversary of John Pennekamp and Sylvia Earle

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/7447891/FL/Key-Largo/50th-Anniversary-of-John-Pennekamp-with-Sylvia-Earle/John-Pennekamp-Coral-Reef-State-Park

 

Christ of the Abyss ; Florida Keys

 

Christ of the Abyss; Florida Keys and John Pennekamp

Christ of the Abyss; Florida Keys and John Pennekamp

 

 Join Us this Saturday for a fantastic event.

 

#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.

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.

Oil Spill Habitat surveys for Martin County Reefs   Leave a comment

Sunday-Oil Spill Habitat surveys for Martin County Reefs on tap with Ocean Rehab.

Ocean Rehab oil spill habitat surveys; Breakers Reef

This weekend we will Disaster Habitat Survey Martin County Reef Ecosystems, this is the ongoing Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc pre oil spill Habitat Surveys for Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

Ocean Rehab has Surveyed Reefs and Wetlands in the Following Counties: Monroe County, Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, St. Lucie County, Indian River County

-Brevard County is to follow Martin County surveys, stay informed and volunteer for this great event.

Martin County Site locations for Surveys on Sunday:

Bull Shark Barge 27° 08.233’ 80° 07.344’ – 45ft. water
 35 2.0 nm 
George’s Valentine (House of Refuge) 27° 11.880’ 80° 09.800’ –
18 ft. water -9 2.3 nm 
Shrimper Boat (Wreck) 27° 08.559’ 80° 04.541’-  50 ft. water 40 3.7 nm 

After choosing which Artificial Reef we will dive in South County (listed above), we will conclude the surveys with Nearshore Shallow Reef transects of these reefs. 

There are three Nearshore Reef sites that are in about 16 to 22 feet of water and are about 1000 feet from the shoreline.  These sites are the best for snorkeling because they are in shallow water.
The near shore reefs are popular for both fishing and snorkeling and have an abundance of fish including Goliath Grouper, Stingrays, Snook, and bait fish.
Nearshore Reef A is 900 feet from shore just south of the public beach in Jensen Beach.  Nearshore Reef A is located at:  Latitude N 27° 14.412’ Longitude W 80° 11.098
Nearshore Reef B is 1000 feet east of the Tiger Shores beach access area.
Nearshore Reef B is located at: Latitude N 27° 13.533’ Longitude W 80° 11.098 80° 10.647’
Nearshore Reef C is just south of Nearshore Reef B. It is the largest of the three Nearshore Reef C and has the most marine life of the three near shore reefs. 

Please visit Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. and support our efforts to inventory Florida Critical Habitat before the Oil Spill damages this ecosystem.  Thank You..!!!!

Breakers Reef Pre Oil Spill Habitat Surveys   Leave a comment

Breakers Reef Pre Oil Spill Habitat Surveys by:

Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.  photos just processed more to follow. We had 7 Volunteer Divers for this event. Thanks a million. Learn more about the Videographer David Here.

David D. a Ocean Rehab diver

David K Desrochers II is a Cast member of the reality TV Show "Catch Clean Cook"

Coral on Breakers Reef? need to verify

Coral on Breakers Reef? need to verify

Diver Down

Diver Down for Ocean Rehab