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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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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

 

 

 

Wyland Foundation becomes #31 on the EarthRehab campaign for Nature Research

Wyland in Atlanta

Wyland in Atlanta

 

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Wyland Foundation is the latest nature research foundation to be added to the EarthRehab campaign.

The Wyland Foundation has proven itself time and time again, raising funds and awareness for the Oceans and Aquatic Eco-systems. Visit Wyland today and learn about their education out-reach programs, art for oceans fundraisers, community events, and the famous Wyland Clean Water Challenge.

 

Mission Statement from the Wyland website.

 

Get Involved : Each Person Can Make a Difference!

The Wyland Foundation is dependent upon our members, individual donors, dedicated volunteers and supporters who generously give of their resources and time to further our mission: To promote, protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waterways, and marine life through educational programs, public arts projects and community events.

 

Visit EarthRehab today, and support Nature Research with the Wyland Foundation.

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.

 www.MYGREENLICENSEPLATE.com

Honda and Toyota with Green License Plates

Honda and Toyota with Green License Plates

 

Green License Plate

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Green License Plate campaign

Green License Plate campaign

Environmental Campaign recycle

Environmental Campaign recycle

Green License Plate campaign for Research

Green License Plate campaign for Research

Horned Reef Octopus

Horned Reef Octopus

While Snorkeling at Coral Cove Park in Jupiter Florida I shot this Horned Reef Octopus.

It is the best underwater digital photography I have taken. The pic’s are enlargeable.

Enjoy.

A horned reef Octopus

A horned reef OctopusFlorida Reef Octopus

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.

 

 

 

 The Green License Plate for Nature Research.

Why? Visibility, over 600 commuters per day will see your license plate and understand your commitment to the environment.

What does it do? The Plate creates additional funding for Nature Research and has developed a Coral Reef Initiative for the Oceans, see who’s involved.  

 

What are eco-shoppers saying about the Green License Plate for Nature Research?

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Visit EarthRehab.com today and join the campaign.

 

Florida pollution pipe

 

I posted a lot this past April and May 2008 regarding Florida’s Water Pollution issue on GreenReality; the politics of Green.

The politics of Green is EarthRehab’s political web-site, feel free to express your concerns.

Topic’s like The Clean Water Act, Pollution Pipes just off the coast, Water Quality Monitoring, TMDL, Pollution Reporting, and the Endangered Species Act vs. Beach Erosion and Renourishment.

visit the site–

the politics of Green

 

 

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