Citizen Science Diving

Go diving and make a difference by helping with research and citizen science!

Wordless Wednesday: Diving St Lucia

Wordless Wednesday: Diving St Lucia

I am presently in St Lucia with REEF, doing fish surveys on the coral reefs, which are not well documented. The last time St Lucia was surveyed was 2009. There are eighteen of us, so we’re doing our best to see what is living here. For those of you who think I am a total […]

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Off to St Lucia for Citizen Science!

Off to St Lucia for Citizen Science!

I am super excited to be on my way to St. Lucia with REEF.org on December 5 in order to do Fish Surveys. REEF: Reef Environmental Education Foundation is a grass-roots organization that seeks to conserve marine ecosystems by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active ocean stewards and citizen scientists. […]

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Half of the World’s Marine Creatures have been Lost

Half of the World’s Marine Creatures have been Lost

http://scubadiverlife.com/2015/09/21/half-the-worlds-marine-life-has-been-lost/ Did you know that half of the world’s marine creatures have been lost? What else is there to really say? This is a complete disaster. How can we all turn this around and protect our oceans????

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Fab Photos Friday: The Biggest Fish in the Ocean

Fab Photos Friday: The Biggest Fish in the Ocean

The incredible Whale Shark is the biggest fish in the ocean! And it is such a beautiful, gentle fish! It has to be said that whale sharks probably don’t have Einstein’s IQ since they have the smallest brain in the ocean for their size, but give them a break …they help keep plankton and krill under control, […]

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Amazing Women Wednesday: Citizen Scientists in the Yucatan!

Amazing Women Wednesday: Citizen Scientists in the Yucatan!

Two weeks ago I met a stunning group of women. We were all citizen science volunteers on the Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 to the Yucatan. Our goal was to take ID photographs of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, and to obtain 30 genetic samples from Mantas. The Whale Shark goal was awesomely met, the […]

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Citizen Science with Marine Megafauna Foundation

Citizen Science with Marine Megafauna Foundation

The Marine Megafauna Foundation Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 included a marine biologist (USA), a geneticist (Japan, living and working in the US), a biologist from the Maldives (a Scot by birth), a scuba instructor from the Maldives (a Kiwi, otherwise know as a New Zealander), a Penn biology major (from Mexico), a videographer (South Africa), […]

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It has been a Trip!

It has been a Trip!

The last month has been crazy and non stop. There are so many adventures to tell you about they will have to be broken up into several blogs. As I last reported, my husband, Randy, had to leave Cozumel after 10 days to treat a virus. Since his double lung transplant (An Unexpected Journey) infections […]

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