Stop Sugar Hill/Buy the Land Press Conferences

Wednesday, October 1 5-5:30 pm at both locations: In Ft. Myers:  FDEP South District Office, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33902 Reef Relief's Vice-President, Dave Kirwin will be speaking for Reef Relief at this event.   In Ft. Pierce:  FDEP Branch Office, 337 N. U.S. Hwy 1, Ft. Pierce, FL 3495 This Friday, Oct. 3, is the deadline […]
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Clean water is important to me. I support EPA’s efforts to...

Clean water is important to me. I support EPA’s efforts to protect it for my health, my family, and my community. http://thndr.it/1qCgaOq from Tumblr http://reefrelieforg.tumblr.com/post/98737410283 via IFTTT Share
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These artists turn ocean trash into really classy art

By Amelia Urry 27 Sep 2014 8:30 AM The things we are doing to our ocean by and large ain’t pretty. From “plastic soup” to dead albatross babies, we’re stomping through the wild places of the world, leaving a trail of destruction and some really trashy driftwood. But a whole lot of ugly didn’t stop these four artists […]
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New photo from Facebook September 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

Are you a diver? Do you love our reefs? Show your support for our coral reefs and Reef Relief with our Grateful Diver shirt http://ift.tt/YcB8Z0 via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1fUrJwZ Share
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Get your Grateful Diver shirt today!

  Are you a diver? Do you love our reefs? Show your support for our coral reefs and Reef Relief with our Grateful Diver shirt approved by the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir. Visit https://www.booster.com/reef-relief Share
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International Coastal Cleanup 2014 with Reef Relief

          Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out for the International Coastal Cleanup. Reef Relief had 30 volunteers who removed 503.15 lbs of marine debris from Stock Island. Thanks to Lazy Dog, Hurricane Hole and the Key West High School Reef Relief Club for all their help! Share
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International Coastal Cleanup with Reef Relief

Location: Hurricane Hole Marina, Stock Island, FL Reef Relief will be celebrating International Coastal Cleanup with a community shoreline cleanup on Sunday, September 21, 2014. We invite locals and visitors interested in protecting our ocean and wildlife to this weekend event. Meet us at the Lazy Dog kayak stand located at Hurricane Hole Marina, look […]
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Battle for the Reef

By Marian Wilkinson and Ali Russell. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners Four Corners and reporter Marian Wilkinson take you inside the agency that approved one of the most contentious environmental decisions this year. In January, the body tasked with protecting the Great Barrier Reef approved a plan to dump three million cubic metres of dredge spoil inside the marine […]
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NOAA Lists 20 New Corals as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act.

In total, 22 species of coral are now protected under the Endangered Species Act, including the two corals (elkhorn and staghorn) listed as threatened in 2006. Fifteen of the newly listed species occur in the Indo-Pacific and five in the Caribbean (see table below). None are found in Hawaii. Protecting and conserving biologically diverse coral […]
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Social-Ecological Marine Restoration: A New Vision of Benefits for Nature – And People

Posted by The Nature Conservancy in Ocean Views on August 21, 2014. newswatch.nationalgeographic.com By Dr. Michael Beck, lead marine scientist, The Nature Conservancy Location Post: The Gulf of Aqaba. Red Sea reef restoration projects. Last month, I dove on some amazing reef restoration projects that have helped to transform the Gulf of Aqaba. From reducing […]
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Five Marine Sanctuaries Created in Barbuda Coastal Waters

August 25, 2014. http://ens-newswire.com ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda, August 25, 2014 (ENS) – The twin-island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda has imposed new regulations to establish five marine sanctuaries protecting 33 percent of the waters surrounding Barbuda. Known as the Blue Halo Initiative, the new rules are intended to enable fish populations to […]
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Lower Keys Coral Bleaching Report (August 22, 2014)

VICE Magazine Vol. 21 No. 8         .http://coralmorphologic.com Having been preoccupied with the Miami Coral Rescue Mission this summer, we finally made our first excursion to the Lower Keys this summer on Friday August 22. Sadly, we found that a distressingly high percentage of corals living on the reefs in Hawk Channel […]
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Sunscreen Chemicals Could Be Hazardous To Marine Phytoplankton

August 22, 2014. redOrbit redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Be careful with the sunscreen the next time you hit the beach for your vacation, as new research appearing in the journal Environmental Science & Technology suggests some ingredients in the protective substance could be harmful to some forms of marine life. […]
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New Antarctic atlas offers index of marine life

By Jonathan Webb Science reporter, BBC News More than 9,000 species, from single-cell organisms to penguins and whales, are chronicled in the first Antarctic atlas since 1969. The book will be launched by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research at its Open Science Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. Across 66 chapters, the atlas contains around […]
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The Great Barrier Reef: The battle rages on

By Elke Nagy     Aug 24, 2014 in Environment.  www.digitaljournal.com Once again, serious questions are being raised about the decision to allow the dumping of dredge spoil in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Last January, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) approved a plan to dump three million cubic metres of […]
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