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William Djubin; a scientific caribbean diver and Board Director for Ocean Rehab Initiative   Leave a comment

William Djubin;  a scientific caribbean diver and Board Director for Ocean Rehab Initiative

 

William Djubin; a scientific caribbean diver and Board Director for Ocean Rehab Initiative

William Djubin; a scientific caribbean diver and Board Director for Ocean Rehab Initiative

 

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Ocean Rehab Initiative new Screen Saver   Leave a comment

Ocean Rehab Initiative new Screen Saver

Bubbles up and Diver Down

Bubbles up and Diver Down

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

Divers Direct raises the Green and White Diver Flag for EarthDay 2011   Leave a comment

Green Diver Flag for EarthDay

Green Diver Flag for EarthDay

Divers Direct raises the Green and White Diver Flag for EarthDay 2011  

 
Divers Direct Green diver down Flag

Divers Direct Green diver down Flag

 

Many thanks to Divers Direct for raising our “Diving with Conservation in Mind” Flag.

The Flag is visible from I-95 and Northlake Blvd in Palm Beach Gardens.

 

-the Voices of Pennekamp conservation video.   Leave a comment

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.!

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.