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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

Press Release: Citizen scientists and a Coral Reef Initiative for Florida   Leave a comment

Press Release for Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.

Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. a Florida and Palm Beach County based Public Charity 501(c)(3)  Non-profit will train and certify recreational divers to become “citizen scientists” utilizing local donations and grants.

Our first Reef Check volunteer diver course will train 9 citizen scientists to survey reefs and reef health for Palm Beach County starting on Monday and concluding with certification and graduation on Wednesday.

We will have 2 classroom sessions held at the Village of Tequesta Recreation Center followed by 2 Dives in Palm Beach County from Lake Park Marina.

Reef Check is the world’s largest volunteer coral reef monitoring community with over 150 countries participating and we are proud to have them back.

Reef Check has previously been successful in obtaining globally respected and recognized baseline data in Florida, specific to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in 1997. Follow the link to get the FKNMS/NOAA summary.

http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/edu/docs/volunteers_data.pdf

We invite you to join us for the Classroom session or the Dive.

This is a monumental step towards protecting Florida’s Reefs and Lifestyle.

Ocean Rehab can also provide underwater video of the reef survey for your story if you like.

Please Contact William Djubin at 561-308-8848 or info@OceanRehab.org for any inquiries.

Thanks,

William Djubin

President Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.

301 Clematis Street Suite 3000

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Ocean Rehab is now on Facebook Causes   Leave a comment

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Facebook Causes Link for Ocean Rehab

Ocean Rehab is now on Facebook Causes

Please join our Causes Group as a member on Facebook Causes

Press Release: For the Oceans; we choose Reef Check.   Leave a comment

Press Release: For the Oceans; we choose Reef Check.

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For the Oceans; we choose Reef Check
Why?
Local citizen volunteers; comprised mostly of beach goers, fishermen, surfers, and divers, protecting their reefs with surveys and collaborating with science.
Science that is globally transferable; thus making all of their volunteer efforts count.
We, Ocean Rehab Initiative will utilize the Reef Check Methodology and establish a long overdue Baseline for the SE Florida Reef System with volunteer divers and citizens. We hope you approve, it is the right start in the right direction for protection.

January 2011 Newsletter; Ocean Rehab   Leave a comment

We hope that you like the new look of our Ocean Rehab Blog. We think the Blue is great.

Join us this Everglades Day, February 12th hosted by Audubon Society of Everglades at Arthur Marshall Wildlife. A not to miss event..

January 2011 Ocean Rehab Initiative Newsletter.

 

Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. is pleased to announce that Mike Readling and Paula Caro Bravo have joined the Ocean Rehab Board. Each of these individuals has extreme talent and have orchestrated their passion’s for our mission.

Mike Readling is the new Community Outreach Coordinator; he will be handling the Grant Writing Department, including funding opportunities, collaborations and partnerships. His writing is truly inspiring: We have RFP’ed 3 grants already and 2 more are in the works.

A sample of Mikes Writing: “We believe that protecting our reefs means protecting our waters and, therefore, protecting our investment in Florida. It is an investment on which none of us can afford to take a loss.” well said.

Paula Caro Bravo/ Lady Blue is heading up the Mass Media and Global Oceanic Journalism Department. And yes, you have already been watching her Video Posts on Facebook.. We will soon be uploading the footage from 50th Anniversary of Pennekamp with Sylvia Earle Video.. watch for it.

What a victory!! You can learn more Mike and Paula on our “About Us” page, which is now updated with the current list of Charter Sponsors, the Board, and Video’s.

The Ocean Rehab “Task Force” diver T-shirt will soon be available. This T-shirt is 100% Cotton, Tag-less and long sleeve for comfort on the ride back to dock. Looks great too.

Finally, we are all very happy that our friend Jim Abernethy was not seriously injured by a Shark Attack which happened earlier this week; whew.! Jims passion for sharks and educating the World that sharks are awesome is un matched and we implore you to learn more about his work. Look for his Video to be aired later in the Year. 

Please sign our Clean Water Act petition for Florida.   Leave a comment

We decided that we needed to re-instate our On-line petition for Clean Water Act in Florida.

Fragile species on Florida's Reefs.

Just too much at stake these days in Florida. (like oil spills and accountability) Petition Site Link  <<<<<

Quote the petition as it appears: ”

  • Target: Florida Citizens, Tourism Industry, Florida Economy, Coral Reef, Divers, Fishermen, Coastal Citizen
  • Sponsored by: Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc,

Cleaner water for Florida is what we are after: now is the time to protect of health and future of Florida. With 27 known species of Harmful Algae, 7 of which are toxic/ yes deadly and have occurancy levels of 30% in certain non-turbid estuary locations and wetlands. Our States Economy is at stake here, starting with the Tourism Industry (Divers, Fishermen, Charters, Hotels, Theme Parks, Attractions, you name it.)
Please tell us its important to you that citizens have the right to the Clean Water Act in Florida.

After this past Election it seems uncertain for Florida’s Waters future. It was recently announced that Pam Bondi, DEP Michael Sole and the New Secretary of Agriculture Scott Putnam are in a lawsuit to sue the EPA for mandating that citizens have Clean Water assessability in Florida.Obviously we need a lot of signatures….! 🙂
Thanks,

William Djubin
President of Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.

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.