Monday, March 22, 2010

Saving The Whales, Again?

You Bet! And Educating The Public On Preserving Our World Beneath The Sea

Our good friends at Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) are at it again, helping to rescue planet earth from the ravages of pollution, neglect, and envirinmental oversight (literally) by us humans.

And we thank them for it!

Now, CCE invites you to Atlantis Marine World, not to swim with the fishes, but rather, to protect them, as well as all marine life, that inhabit the waters around New York.

Pick a cause, Long Islanders. Any cause. Protecting our environment, for starters, in a very good one, indeed!
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Saving New York's Underwater Grand Canyons:
An Educational Forum on Our Oceans

Join us for this FREE educational forum on our offshore canyons.

Learn about the many whales, birds, and corals that depend on the canyons, their emerging threats, and what we can do to protect our oceans. Attendees will be able to ask questions to a panel of ocean experts. Speakers and panel of experts include:

Dr. Rob DiGiovanni, Riverhead Foundation
Dr. Artie Kopelman, CRESLI, whale expert
Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
Alison Chase, Natural Resources Defense Council

DATE: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TIME: 7:00-9:00 pm

LOCATION: Atlantis Marine World Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead, NY

The Mid-Atlantic’s submarine canyons and seamounts are unique, valuable habitats teeming with ocean life. Corals, sponges, crabs, lobsters, flounder, monkfish, dolphins, and endangered sperm whales are some of the many species that depend on the canyons for shelter and food.

The types of coral and sponges found in the seamounts and canyons have been used in cancer treatments, as models for artificial synthesis of human bone, and to construct more durable optic cables.

The canyons and seamounts face new threats, however, from advances in bottom trawling gear and offshore oil and gas exploration and development. These activities could quickly devastate these fragile marine ecosystems, destroying in moments rare deep corals that took hundreds of years to grow.

Join us at this educational forum to learn more about the offshore canyons, what's being done, and what you can do.

Directions to Atlantis Marine World Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead, NY:

Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you there!


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