1) Scientific News of Interest
'For a fish, there's no place like home, say major studies, offering key
information for fisheries management'
'(Santa Barbara, California) Pathbreaking fisheries research from two
different oceans yielded the same results, published as this week's cover
story in Nature: chemical tests show that coral reef fish often spend
their life cycle close to home, rather than drifting in the open ocean,
thus providing important information for global fisheries managemen...'
.See the whole article at
2) Divers Down TV contacted Reef Ball about a program to air next spring
on how Divers can help the environment by participating in Reef Ball
3) Desarollos Hoteleros in Guatemala is ordering a set of Reef Ball molds
to complete a submerged breakwater to protect the Hotelís beach. By
changing strategies from a traditional above water breakwater to a
submerged breakwater the water flow around the beach can be maintained to
preserve higher water quality. The molds will be donated to the
non-profit Organization for Land and Sea after the project to create
additional Reef Ball reefs in areas needed for ecological restoration,
traditional fisheries and diving locations.
4) Nancy Scharmach, Executive Director, of the Florida Outdoors Writers
Association will play a Reef Ball Video for Ocala Dive Club members at one
of there upcoming meetings.
Have a great week.