Oil Spill Habitat Surveys by Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.
Green License Plate on the Eco Taxi.!
Eco Taxi and the Green License Plate for Nature Research
Amy Baxter sends us her photo of the EarthRehab Green License Plate on her Eco-taxi. Looks Great, Looks Smart and helps to make Change. Thanks Amy..
June 22, 2010 Bright Sky and Blue Water in Palm Beach County Florida. Photo was taken off the Breakers Reef while participating in an Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. pre-oil spill survey.
Diver Down on June 22, 2010 Breakers Reef
Diver Down June 22, 2010 Breakers Reef
This photo is enlargeable and makes an awesome Desktop Screen. Free to download. Enjoy.
For Immediate Release Press CONTACT: Morna McGann
Ocean Rehab Initiative, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization located in West Palm Beach FL is planning a Reef Check Project in the Florida Keys in conjunction with the 2010 Florida Reef Project.
In response to the current emergency caused by the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf which is projected to hit the Florida Straits this week and then the Keys Ocean Rehab is expecting over 500 divers and snorkelers to help document the current marine life, corals, mangroves and ocean visibility prior to the effects of oil damages.
The divers will meet Saturday May 8, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Marine Mammal Conservancy located in Key Largo at 102200 Overseas Highway. The divers will be taking scientific readings and video footage/photography of the coral reefs and surrounding mangrove and grassy areas.
The Ocean Rehab Initiative, Inc. was founded by William Djubin in 2009 who envisioned the need for baseline documentation of our fragile coastal ecosystem. Florida is the only state in the continental United States to have extensive shallow coral reef formations near its coasts. A globally respected and scientifically transferable baseline for this ecosystem’s health does not currently exist. According to Mr. Djubin,” With the impending damages cause by this oil spill we have simply stepped up our efforts and timeline to meet the current emergency. This just gives us more of a reason and substantiates the necessity of this project.” During the 2010 Florida Reef Project we (Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.) will collaborate efforts with Academia, Science, and Volunteers to establish a scientific baseline for the entire SE Florida Reef tract utilizing California’s Reef Check Caribbean methodologies.
For Information on this event and
Ocean Rehab Initiative contact: William Djubin 561-308-8848 or email@example.com.
Why we chose the other Sea Turtle photo?
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..!!!
Tropical fishes of Florida
What is presumed is 75+% of the SE Florida Reef tract is stressed/impaired(dying) or showing hypoxic symptoms already. Now, this fragile eco-system may get affected by the Louisiana Gulf Oil (BP) explosion and collapsed leaking oil platform and drill.
-let’s all pray that doesn’t come to fruition.
Reef Rescue reports
“A blazing oil rig that was shaken by an explosion earlier this week sank in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. The blast caused an initial spill and officials said there appeared to be no further leaks. However, on Saturday a Coast Guard commander said up to 1,000 barrels of oil a day were leaking at the site.
Rear Adm. Mary Landry said at a news conference “the leak was discovered Saturday; this is a very serious spill.” It was unclear how the leak in the well would be plugged; she said the well is leaking from the seabed, 5,000 feet below the gulf’s surface.
”Everything that goes into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and comes out will pass through the Florida Keys, and that’s a fact,” said Paul Johnson, a Reef Relief policy advisor who has studied Gulf oil spills.
Should the oil become entrained in the Florida Loop Current it could be transported along the Florida Reef Tract, through the Keys and to Florida’s east coast.
In celebration of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity and during peak Sea Turtle nesting season, EarthRehab, the Jupiter Middle School “Treehuggers”, and Jupiter/Tequesta Junior Women’s Club invite you to join us at Coral Cove Park, Jupiter Island for an amazing event on April 17.
Our goal is to remove debris/plastics from the sargassum seaweed for the health of the next generation of Sea Turtles. We will also separate the recyclable plastics and have them recycled. Global open ocean plastics will be recycled in Palm Beach County and the next generation of Sea Turtles will have a clean habitat for their juvenile stage of life.