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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
William of EarthRehab and Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc.