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!

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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