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Ocean Rehab Initiative “Blues Letter” August 2011   Leave a comment

Ocean Rehab Initiative Newsletter, the Bluesletter: Click to Enlarge & Enjoy.

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PRESS RELEASE: COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH OCEAN REHAB FOR REEFS (via the politics of Green)   Leave a comment

Many thanks to the support given from the Community Foundation, we will make you proud,!

PRESS RELEASE: COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH OCEAN REHAB FOR REEFS June 7, 2011    (561) 308-8848, William_djubin@msn.com COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH OCEAN REHAB INITIATIVE AND CITIZEN DIVERS TO PROTECT OUR REEFS AND COA … Read More

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Why we chose the other Sea Turtle photo?   Leave a comment

Why we chose the other Sea Turtle photo?

Sea Turtle pic from Hawaii

Green Sea Turtle off Oahu North Coast near Napali pic

That’s simple, She wasn’t lookin’ at you…like this photo.

The Winner is, the same Sea Turtle:    Photo     on our Front Page, congratulations..!!!

Raised the Green Diver flag for EarthDay 2010.   Leave a comment

Jupiter Florida’s Scuba Works raised the Green and White striped diver flag for Coral Reef Conservation today, Earthday.

2010 Florida Reef Project green diver flag

IMG_2010; thats the #on my camera. unbelievable

This is also to signify that Scuba Work’s is a training facility for the 2010 Florida Reef Project. (Great venue and divers).

Congratulations Oceans and Reefs, volunteer recreational divers will soon help monitor “your health” in Florida. 

William of Ocean Rehab Initiative

Water Quality meeting for South Florida   1 comment

Ocean Rehab will be in attendance of this meeting.

Green Diver Flag

the Ocean Rehab diver flag

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Assessment and Restoration Support announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: University of Miami, Rosenstiel School Auditorium, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, FL 33149
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: This meeting is being held to aid the Department in establishing numeric nutrient criteria for estuaries and coastal waters in the following areas: Florida Bay, Florida Keys, Biscayne Bay, and Southeast Coastal Reef Tract (Key Biscayne to Vero Beach).
The Department is seeking to gather information on individual marine systems that will serve to support statewide criteria development and provide a solid foundation to establish nutrient criteria appropriate for each specific area. The initial effort consists of identifying currently available data and soliciting local area expertise, including members of the Numeric Nutrient Criteria Technical Advisory Committee (Nutrients TAC). The purpose of the meeting is to solicit and discuss information regarding nutrients and documented associations between nutrients and ecological conditions within the estuaries. While not intended as a meeting of the Nutrients TAC, one or more members of the Nutrients TAC may participate and provide comments at this meeting.

A copy of the agenda is attached.

Meeting Contact: Ken Weaver, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Assessment and Restoration Support, MS #6511, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, (850)245-8414 or e-mail: kenneth.weaver@dep.state.fl.us.

Please join us.. 
 

 

A strong case made for Coral Cove Park protection   2 comments

EarthRehab would like to have Coral Cove Park, Jupiter Island designated as Critical Habitat for Endangered Species.

Snorkeling on the Reef at Coral Cove Park

Snorkeling on the Reef at Coral Cove Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EarthRehab adopted Coral Cove Park earlier this year, 2009 to guarantee that pollution and debris was removed from this valuable eco-system. (Both on land and in the water)

Coral Cove Park is a limestone and wormrock Coral Reef Eco-system that boast increadible sea life including but not limited to: 4 species of Sea Turtles, Manatees, Cuttlefish, Octopus, Sharks, Sea Urchins, Florida Lobster, Snook, Parrotfishes, Rays, Gobies, Blennies and Soft Corals.

Caribbean Octopus on Reef at Coral Cove Park

Caribbean Octopus on Reef at Coral Cove Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individually the species that inhabit this Reef are protected by the Endangered Species Act.

Concluding, If this Reef Tract was designated as Critical Habitat for Endangered Species it would be protected from Inland Water Pollution that continues to challenge it’s health and WQMS would have to be addressed.

Learn more about Endangered Species and Critical Habitat designations at EarthRehab.com

Scuba Divers against Ethanol   Leave a comment

I know that it sounds crazy, but I need all Scuba Divers to understand the future of Ethanol production in the USA, and how it will affect your diving.

The mass projections for Ethanol Production (if allowed to come to fruition) will absolutely, positively, and without question Kill all Reef Species in the Ocean.
 
Locations for Power Plants:
http://www.ethanolrfa.org/resource/cellulosic/documents/CurrentCellulosicEthanolProjects-January2009.pdf

Water issues in Florida already:
http://www.floridatrend.com/article.asp?page=2&aID=49250

A global perspective on why not to go Agro-Bio:
http://www.globalforestcoalition.org/img/userpics/File/publications/Therealcostofagrofuels.pdf

2009 funding for the Bio-mechanism in Florida:
http://www.floridafarmtofuel.com/2008_Grants_Award.htm

A video to back up my theory:
http://www.climatecentral.org/video/iowa/

If you have not started to ask questions about Ethanol yet, please start soon.
Join the Divers against Ethanol campaign now and respond with your dis-approval.