Her Deepness, The Legend. Dr. Sylvia Earle. Leading ocean exploration for more than four decades. Marine biologist, explorer, authour of many books...Creator of Mission Blue, which aims to establish marine protected areas (dubbed "Hope Spots") around the globe....She has has led more than 50 expeditions and clocked more than 7,000 hours underwater.... she really doesn't much introduction, we all know her. - - But in my case the thing I admire the most about her is that she was the captain of the first all-female team to live underwater in 1970, she and her fellow scientists received a ticker-tape parade and White House reception upon their return to the surface! Pretty amazing right?? :D - - - I rememberwhen I was little and all I wanted was to be like her. I shared the same passion about ocean conservation,, ending overfishing and pollution. This passion led me to university, where I studied a Biology Degree and a Master's Degree on Marine Ecology. Ever since I hace worked with artificial reefs, green sea turtles and raising awareness. Now I'm back to teaching diving and taking care of our coral nursery! -
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos and @ltgovhochulny kicked off today’s second deployment of materials for the largest expansion of NY’s artificial reef program in state history. Cleaned and recycled pipes deployed today at Smithtown reef will create important marine habitat and boost tourism and recreational opportunities in Long Island Sound.
Freediving for beginners at the wonderful biorock areal🐠 . Biorock is an ingenious coral reef rehabilitation projekt. They make creative steel sculpures and put them into to water to create a new artificial reef🐟🐡🐙 . You also can donate for a baby coral. They will plant a coral for you and your name will be atteched. You will receive an e-mail within a month and the next e-mail after one year that you can see how your coral will grow on your name💙 . Reefs are dying all over the world and projects like this are important and should be supported in my opinion, that we have tomorrow also a reef, which is worth to be dived🧜♀️🧜♂️ . . #biorockindonesia#freediving#freedivingforbeginners#artificialreef#pemuteran#balifreedive
Florida’s New Underwater Sculpture Park, Which Is Delighting Scuba Divers and Oysters Alik The Underwater Art Museum, the US’s first permanent underwater sculpture garden, has just opened to the public. Located less than a mile off the coast of Walton County, Florida, the sculptures are situated roughly 60 feet underwater, which means visitors must also be certified scuba divers. The inaugural exhibition was installed on June 25, with some 80 onlookers gathering to watch the submersion of seven sculptures, selected by a jury following an international open call. Artists designed each work using materials that will not only weather the underwater environment, but help promote the development of a healthy reef. Currently, the coastal waters in this part of the Gulf of Mexico are 95 percent barren sand flats. The museum was conceived of in the hope that the sculptures will help promote marine life, eventually creating a protective coral reef. The artworks on view are Propeller in Motion by Marek Anthony, Self-Portrait by Justin Gaffrey, The Grayt Pineapple by Rachel Herring, JYC’s Dream by Kevin Reilly, SWARA Skull by Vince Tatum, Concrete Rope Reef Spheres by Evelyn Tickle, and Anamorphous Octopus by Allison Wickey. #underwatermuseum#florida#waterislife#ecoart#art #Environment #climateart #environmentalart#landart#natureart#climatemessages#actonclimate#climateaction#artforgood#installationart#sustainability#scienceart#umafl#artificialreef#reef#diving#scubadiving#visitsouthwalton#divespot#graytonbeach#graytonbeachstatepark
It’s been a year and a half since I lost my Dad. Most of his ashes were spread in Sansum Narrows, one of his favorite places. I held on to some ashes to bring to Port Renfrew, another of his favorite places, and an area we created some of our best memories. First, a bit of a back story: My Dad and I went and got our diving certification done together. One of our dives was in Maple Bay by the government wharf. As you can imagine there’s lots of stuff on the bottom there, including lots of beer bottles. He found one with a small octopus living inside and thought it was the coolest thing. As we boated and fished after that, he would sink some beer bottles for critter habitat, announcing “here’s a home for an octopus”. This helped me come up with the idea to create an artificial reef for him. I formed a box, put lots of pipes through it for any sea critters to live in, including 2 corona bottles. I then mixed his ashes in concrete and poured it. On July 16, with my wife and kids, brother Wes and his family visiting from Australia, placed the reef in about 30 feet of water on high tide at Kellett Rock, just inside the harbour from Owen Point. This with future hopes that when Colton (and if Callia is interested) gets his dive ticket we can go visit it. Please feel free to share this with anybody who knew Dave, so if they are heading out fishing they can stop and have a beer with him, or sink him a bottle. #portrenfrew#memorial#artificialreef