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|Renowned Scientist, Diver To Lead Dialogue on Conservation at Eleuthera School|
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|Posted by:||Aug 11th 2004, 01:48:02 pm|
|Fig Tree News Team||Robbie's having problems posting this:
If you are able to make contact with this school, please ask them what their suggestions are to rectifying the problems of sewage being dumped into the Sea in Gov. Harb. It all travels north, so they may not know about it. You only need to take a kayak or any boat out into the harbour, or to Balara Bay--out several hundred yards--to see first hand just what damage the sea is obtaining. Before all the grand diving, and futuristic ocean farming, it might be great to stop the raw sewage first. Hope this small mention gets big attention. And, I am amzed at how much total dead reef surrounds Eleuthera--what is going on about all this?? All the reef off The Twin Coves is dead, all the reef in front of "ON The Rocks" is dead, etc.---the list is endless if the truth be told.
|Posted by:||Aug 6th 2004, 02:48:11 pm|
|Fig Tree News Team||CONTACT: Chris Maxey, director
For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Chris Maxey [Bahamas] at firstname.lastname@example.org; Karla Cosgriff [U.S.] at email@example.com.
Dr. Sylvia Earle, Renowned Scientist and Diver, Leads Dialogue On Conservation
At Environmental School in Eleuthera, Bahamas
(Cape Eleuthera, The Bahamas, August 6, 2003)—“Her Deepness”, Dr. Sylvia Earle, will lead a dialogue on conservation on September 21 and 22nd, 2004 at The Island School in Cape Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Dr. Earle will discuss the state of our oceans, including the problems of overfishing and how new policies on fisheries can affect marine life. The gathering will include government officials, scientists, and philanthropists.
Sylvia Earle has led more than 50 expeditions totaling more than 6,000 hours underwater. She holds numerous diving records, including the women's depth record for solo diving that she set at a thousand meters (3,300 feet). Dr. Earle is former head of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and has authored more than 125 scientific and popular publications, including the 1995 book, Sea Change. She is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and has received numerous international awards, including recognition from Time magazine as the first "hero for the planet" in 1998.
Currently, Sylvia Earle serves as director of Deep Ocean Engineering where she focuses on marine ecosystem research and technology to increase access to the deep seas. She is on the board of directors of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation and several other international organizations.
Dr. Earle’s visit corresponds with the first cobia harvest from The Island School’s open aquaculture project that is being conducted with the Rosensteil School of the University of Miami. Dr. Earle will lead visitors on a tour of the aquaculture project and discuss opportunities and environmental concerns for similar project developments around the world.
The Cape Eleuthera Foundation manages three education and research projects in South Eleuthera: The Island School is a semester program for high school sophomores and juniors, focused on marine ecology, cultural connections, conservation, and outdoor education. The Deep Creek Middle School collaborates with the Bahamian Ministry of Education to build an academic program that combines traditional courses and experiential learning. The Cape Eleuthera Institute researches and models sustainable systems in an effort to promote smart development and resource management for Eleuthera, The Bahamas, and the entire Caribbean. For more information, see our website at www.islandschool.org.
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