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Ocean Ark AllianceJune 6, 2017 at 12:35pm
As part of their Outside In Exhibition, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane has accepted an exhibition proposal to offer Mindsettle to their palliative care patients as a channel on the television screens in their rooms. Mindsettle is a collection of tranquil films featuring nature with the aim to soothe anxiety, reduce stress and lessen pain. For Outside In, these films bring the benefits of nature, usually found outside, into the hospital. Mindsettle is a creative collaboration with educators, health providers, film-makers and musicians, with several works sponsored by OAA. The viewer could think of it as meditation with your eyes OPEN.

Outside In runs from June 9 - June 15

https://vimeo.com/208608162
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Mindsettle - Bringing Nature to You
Mindsettle is a video subscription service that brings the restorative and calming benefits of nature to the patient. Mindsettle is suitable for: health care…
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Ocean Ark AllianceMarch 3, 2017 at 9:25pm
Climate Change: Coral Reefs on the Edge was first made publicly available ahead of The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15). OAA remains committed to supporting information and education projects and is proud to host this authoritative 27 -minute video online.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtZwDf6Pkdk
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Climate Change: Coral Reefs On The Edge
In clear and direct language, one of the world's leading coral scientists, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, presents his scientific findings that show how incre...
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Ocean Ark AllianceFebruary 20, 2017 at 11:47am
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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
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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!