Archive for the ‘Ocean’ Tag
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.”
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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.!
Ocean Rehab’s #1 Responder Award for the Gulf Oil Event:
-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 Water (CWA) and Reefs 2010 report
Latest on Florida Water Quality “CWA” (Clean Water Act not until October 2011)
-and Florida Reef Monitoring protocol from Janet Klemm, DEP/NOAA and a friend of Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.
Numeric Nutrient Criteria Florida CWA and EPA
It’s in PDF/PowerPoint format: Thanks for Viewing.
World Oceans Day is June 8th 2010. What will you do for Her?
Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. was invited to the Broward County School Board meeting and Awards ceremony to accept a donation on the behalf of Reef Check Foundation.
Anna Villalonga wrote this excellent Essay on “why Reef Check?” and won the Environmental Service Award for her charity, Reef Check.
PDF Link thank you Anna…