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Ocean Rehab Now on Guide Star Charity Navigator

http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/27-0880501/ocean-rehab-initiative.aspx

Guidestar Link for Ocean Rehab

Guidestar Link for Ocean Rehab

Guide Star is not quite Charity Navigator but it’s a great start for a young non-profit.

Learn more about Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc. on this page and donate if you choose. Thanks Guide Star

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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.

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For Immediate Release                             Press CONTACT:  Morna McGann

                                                                      561-630-6457   561-762-2676

 

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 info@oceanrehab.org.

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we need more public, and more divers involved…

March 31st Harbor Branch Clean Water Act meeting. Invitation.‏

A follow-up and additional meeting regarding nutrient criteria for Florida’s Clean Water Act will be held at HBOI on March 31st.
It would be great if a member of your Group could attend, scientific or just a water fan.
During the last meeting members of:
HBOI, Surfrider, Audubon, Reef Rescue, EarthRehab, Ocean Rehab Initiaitve, Cry of the Water, PBCRRT, DERM, EPA, RSMAS, DEP, SFWMD, and Army Corps were in attendance and vocal.

The public notice is here:
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/readFil … ile=62.htm

Hope to see you there, and please forward this invite to any Water Fans, Water Biologists and Water Managers that you know.

Thanks,
William of EarthRehab and Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.

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

 

 

 

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