Tag Archive: coral


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..!!!

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I wanted to create a list of the most Endangered Species on the verge of extinction. -so I did, sorry if your favorite is not listed

(3 of my top 5 are mammals, 5 of my top 8 are mammals)

The EarthRehab 2009 Top 5 Endangered Species

1. North Atlantic Right Whale
    Eubalaena glacialis
2. Red-cockaded Woodpecker
    Picoides borealis
3. Spotted Dolphin
    Stenella attenuata
4. Florida Panther
    Puma concolor coryi
5. Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle
    Lepidochelys kempii

Runner up:
White Marlin
Tetrapturus albidus

Honorable mentions:
Giant panda
Ailuropoda melanoleuca
Elkhorn Coral
Acropora palmata

Press Release 10/23/2008

EarthRehab adopts Coral Cove Park, Jupiter Island Florida

Coral Cove and EarthRehab

Coral Cove and EarthRehab

 

EarthRehab is the recycled Green License Plate campaign that raises funds and awareness for Nature Research. EarthRehab is a conservation and preservation activist campaign. We’ve got a lot of work to do, and we need your help.

 

EarthRehab’s adoption is in conjunction with the Adopt a Park program in Florida.

If an organization or team of residents can commit to 4 Beach/Park cleanups a year, they can adopt a park in Florida.

 

I could not think of a better venue to adopt than Coral Cove Park, Jupiter Island.

 

Coral Cove Park is critical habitat to threatened and protected land and ocean species including beach mice, red wolves, manatees, sea turtles, and snook.

Coral Cove Park has a live Coral Reef Tract that extends from the Jupiter Inlet north to Blowing Rocks Preserve managed by Nature Conservancy.

-a side note and bonus-

Forbes noted Jupiter Island as the most expensive Zip Code in America, so

“Hey Tiger Woods, Celine Dion, Doubledays, Johnsons, Fords, Du Ponts and Nature Conservancy… were neighbors for the next 2 years.”

 

EarthRehab will not only host 8 beach cleanups, but will also host several snorkel and diving excursions on this world famous reef.

EarthRehab would like to map and monitor this Coral Reef Tract and then make a strong argument for a Marine Managed Area or Marine Protected Area in the very near future.

Contact William at EarthRehab for information and events planning.

Reef Check and Palm Beach Fin Divers

Wednesday October 22, 2008 at 7pm

Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Juno Florida

 

William Djubin Founder of EarthRehab will explain the Reef Check methodologies for Coral Reef Mapping and Monitoring to the Palm Beach Fin Diver Club.

Not a member of the Palm Beach Fin Divers?

You can join at this meeting, so join us now.

Why should you care?

Mapping and monitoring of the reef eco-systems will play a primary role when addressing Marine Protected Areas and Marine Managed Ares in the near future.

Divers and ocean advocates should want to participate in this conservation effort.

 

A presentation regarding the current ‘State of our Reefs’ in Florida and a Global perspective regarding reef health will be made.

Inland water quality and understanding the challenges we face in Florida is on topic for discussion. 

Contact the Fin Divers at http://www.palmbeachfindivers.com/

Contact EarthRehab at http://earthrehab.com/

Contact Reef Check at http://reefcheck.org/

Reef Octopus in Florida

Reef Octopus in Florida

 

 

 

Environmental News Press release:

Scion Xb with Green License Plate

Scion Xb with Green License Plate

EarthRehab campaign for Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute research event scheduled.

The EarthRehab Green License Plate campaign will host the nation’s first “Tag it Rally” for nature research October 18th. Proceeds to benefit  research that Harbor Branch is currently undertaking to protect our Marine Eco-systems. This is front line and real time action.

The EarthRehab “Tag it Rally” wil be held at Bev Smith Toyota in Ft. Pierce. Bev Smith Toyota continues to lead all S. Florida auto dealerships within regards to local activism. Bev Smith Toyota’s commitment to nature research and raising awareness for Harbor Branch is monumental.

Contact William at EarthRehab for more information regarding EarthRehab and the Green License Plate campaign.

The Founder of EarthRehab, William Djubin, will be on EXPO at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institutes celebration of National Estuaries Day 2008. Saturday 27, 2008. The venue takes place at the Ocean Discovery Center at Harbor Branch, and is Free to the public. “We will sell Green License Plates to raise funds for Harbor Branch. That’s the mission.” exclaimed William

 

EarthRehab EXPO

EarthRehab EXPO

Next up is ‘Dolphin Dialogues” with Dr. Stephan Harzen of Taras Oceanographic Foundation, a radio program commited to sustainability and the latest environmental news. EarthRehab founder William Djubin will discuss Reefs and the International Coral Reef Symposium that was held last July 2008 this Monday, September 29th from 3pm-?. A live web cast is available on WJTW 100.3 FM radio.

Tropical Reef FishLive Rock ReefLive Rock underneath the soot and AlgaeMature Live RockFamily SnorkelFirst Snorkel

 

 

 

EarthRehab & World Ocean Day 2008 recap and photos 

We celebrated World Ocean Day on June 7th and 8th for 2008.

EarthRehab joined the Friends of Jupiter Beach at 8am for a beach cleanup, and made sure that any volunteer that participated received a Green License Plate complimentary.

The Green License Plate campaign is a fundraiser for Nature Research. The Worlds most productive and respected Environmental Foundations and Sanctuaries receive the proceeds from the sale of the $10 plate. Visit EarthRehab today and see who is involved.

 

One June 7th and 8th at 11am we arrived at Coral Cove Park in Jupiter for a Group Snorkel.

 

EarthRehab explained the different habitats the group would encounter, Live Rock, Brown Algae, Worm Rock, Sponge, Red Algae, Sea Grass, and Limestone. We expected to see many Tropical Fish on the Reef because the visibility was greater than 20’.

 

So what did the Ocean Adventurers see underneath the water on this Coral Reef Eco-system?

A Green Sea Turtle, Manatee, Barracuda, Snook, Jacks, Blue Fish, Cuttlefish, French Grunt, Hog Fish, Angel Fish, Damsel Fish, Gobies, Blennies, Sergeant Major, Basslet, Parrotfish, Blue head Wrasse, and a Nurse Shark.

 

EarthRehab explained that the fish stock levels were down due to the Algae and Sediment buildup. Then to illustrate the point we took a deck brush out to the reef and cleaned small sections to allow the snorkelers an opportunity to see the Mature Purple Live Rock beneath. As we scrubbed the reef massive amounts of Tropical Fish showed their appreciation and searched the Live Rock for Invertebrate Worms.

The mature Live Rock that is present on this Reef could host several species of Invertebrate Soft Corals and Sponges if given the chance.

 

Learn more about the EarthRehab Coral Reef Initiative Here.

 

 

 

I posted pictures of people swimming in the Jupiter Inlet during a dump of storm/waste water on GreenReality.

http://greenreality.wordpress.com/

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