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.
Initiative Inc. is a Coral Reef Initiative
in South East Florida.
link to Video News Story below…
"Fish Bowl" parrotfishes on Flower Gardens Reef; July 2010
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.!
50th Anniversary of John Pennekamp and Sylvia Earle
Christ of the Abyss ; Florida Keys
Christ of the Abyss; Florida Keys and John Pennekamp
Join Us this Saturday for a fantastic event.
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:
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
Ocean Rehab’s #1 Responder Award for the Gulf Oil Event:
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.
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Awesome work and passion.
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.