Ocean Ark Alliance
Ocean Ark AllianceFebruary 20, 2017 at 11:47am
Ocean Ark Alliance
Ocean Ark AllianceFebruary 20, 2017 at 11:44am
The NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) outlines areas where coral bleaching heat stress currently reaches various bleaching stress levels, based on satellite sea surface temperature (SST) monitoring:

https://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/bleaching5km/index_5km_baa_max_r07d.php
Ocean Ark Alliance
Ocean Ark AllianceFebruary 19, 2017 at 10:20am
FOR ROB STEWART: TAKE HOLD MY MISSION

DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP,
I AM NOT THERE; I DO NOT SLEEP.

I AM A THOUSAND WAVES THAT ROLL,
I AM THE DIAMOND GLINTS ON SNOW.
I AM THE SUN ON GLISTENING TREES,
I AM THE GENTLE HUMMING BEES.

WHEN YOU AWAKEN IN THE MORNING'S HUSH,
I AM THE SWIFT UPLIFTING RUSH
OF QUIET ANGELS IN CIRCLED FLIGHT.
I AM THE STARS THAT SHINE AT NIGHT.

DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY,

I AM NOT THERE; I DID NOT DIE.
I AM THE SHARKS AND WHALES AND REEFS;
THE RAYS AND CREATURES OF THE DEEP.

I NEED YOUR VOICE TO MAKE MINE HEARD:
TAKE UP THE TORCH, TO SAVE OUR WORLD.

DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY,
TAKE HOLD MY MISSION, I WILL NOT DIE.

The above is a re-versioning by Rob's parents of Mary Elizabeth Frye’s poem, Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep - for those who knew Rob and all who love our oceans and this place we call earth!
Ocean Ark Alliance
Ocean Ark AllianceFebruary 5, 2017 at 9:38pm
Rob Stewarts website has a noticeboard for messages here:
http://www.sharkwater.com/

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ROB STEWART, OUR FRIEND, COLLEAGUE, DIVE BUDDY

Ocean Ark Alliance

OAA’s mission is to nurture, inspire and create a deeper appreciation of some of the most wondrous, yet fragile, ecosystems on our planet. Our current focus is coral reefs, coastal communities & polar biomes.

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OAA offers its Development Partners access to and license-free use of an ever-growing media collection of globally significant marine digital stills, scientific data and video libraries, for a wide variety of selected non-profit uses in marine education, science and conservation projects.

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Ocean Ark Alliance (OAA) is a Not For Profit organisation based in Australia dedicated to supporting, sponsoring and promoting marine education and the conservation of oceanic environments. OAA is part of a global network of Development Partners that includes world-renowned marine scientists, researchers, undersea explorers, multi-award-winning film-makers and photographers, marine artists and media specialists, educators, conservation organisations and a diverse range of business organisations.

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