We believe in the preservation of our world’s precious resources and that through the protection of the ocean’s apex predators marine ecosystem balance can be maintained for the benefit of all living things on earth
Fins Attached, is excited to announce the christening of the research expedition vessel, M/Y Sharkwater. The event will take place at the Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale on July 27 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, and is open to the public. Fins Attached is pleased to name the vessel Sharkwater, to honor the late filmmaker, Rob Stewart. Fins Attached has partnering with the Sharkwater Team to help finish the filming of Sharkwater Extinction.
Sharkwater is a 134 foot vessel that was originally built in Japan and used by Japanese fisheries, but now has been repurposed for the good of our oceans through the marine research and conservation mission of Fins Attached. Sharkwater will be a host to many different professions within the field. Scientists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), marine science students, and documentary crews will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork, and to achieve the objectives of Fins Attached. Scientists and film crews have already reached out to Fins Attached to be able to use Sharkwater over the next 12 months.
Gaining its own research expedition vessel will allow the nonprofit to expand its mission. Fins Attached works toward saving marine animal life, sharks in particular. “Shark populations are on the decline, and in some species, by over 95%. As Rob Stewart always said, saving our oceans is saving us.” Stated Alex Antoniou, Fins Attached founder.
“Being able to support research, conversation, and education of the apex predators of the sea is what Sharkwater is all about,” Antoniou continued.
“The Sharkwater team is proud to be a part of the Sharkwater research vessel and we know Rob Stewart was thrilled to have been involved in this significant initiative. It’s imperative we support the oceans and all its creatures and this boat will provide an excellent resource for researchers, scientists, and conservation groups for years to come,” began Brian and Sandy Stewart. “A giant thank you to Alex…and his organization Fins Attached for making this happen. As Rob said, ‘Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth and that above all else is worth fighting for,’ concluded Brian.
Sharkwater will conduct over 25 expeditions a year with various groups and donors. Sponsorships are available. Individuals and companies can sponsor areas of the ship, including:
- Dive Deck Operations
- Lounge and Dinning areas
- Individual Guest Cabins
- Dive Skiffs
All sponsors will be recognized during the christening event as well as onboard recognition throughout the year, and through the Fins Attached communication channels. Additionally, sponsorships are tax deductible. Contact info@finsattached to become a sponsor.
Thank you to our sponsors for Sharkwater
Dania Cut Super Yacht Repair
Broward Shipyard Inc
Brownies Marine Group
Maritime Cook Islands
Automated Marine Services
CNB Marine Restoration
Bahia Mar Yachting Center
Cellars Wine and Spirits
NOVA Southeastern University
Pascal Lecoq (Painter of Blue)
Colorado Dive and Travel Adventures
A1 Scuba and Travel Aquatic Center
SHARKWATER IS AVAILABLE
Sharkwater will be working in the Eastern Pacific, especially in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, which includes Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Malpelo Island (Colombia), and the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), collectively referred to as the “triangle.” She will be used to support the research and conservation efforts of partner researchers and NGOs in the region. Additionally, Sharkwater will conduct expedition in Mexico at Guadalupe and Socorro. Beyond this, film crews will have access to Sharkwater. Contact info@finsattached for more information.
I’ve been honored to have the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the year naming one of the categorie THE PASCAL LECOCQ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, along side the legendaries Ernie Brooks , David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes Undersea Images, Eric Bettens, Stan Waterman , Ron and Valerie Taylor, Stephen Frink , Alex Mustard, Michael Aw and others.
The Creative Vision – the Pascal Lecocq Award for Outstanding Achievement – looked
for unique, surprising, artistic interpretations of the ocean (intertidal or from the surface, abstract or ambiguous, but has to be executed to exacting photographic techniques). We looked for a distinct, well thought out process, originality and an attempt to convey a greater understanding of our watery planet.
Thanks Michael Aw, Wildlife photographer, Author, Founder Ocean Geographic, Senior Fellow International League of Conservation Photographers, Fellow – Explorers Club, www.michaelaw.com
2 Runner Up
“Microcosm of life reflects the macrocosm of the universe and vice versa and the light reveals the same complexity and fragility of both. A suggestion made possible by a well composed scene and the skill and artistic gift of a photographer.”Pascal Lecocq 2017
“A yin yang of the universe mixing space and depth in the shades of (my beloved) blue. Stars and nebulae, gaseous galaxies and liquid abstraction where spacial vessels or little fish cotoie the super novae of life, light conecting the ocean to the whole, and how fool we humans are to destroyed such beauty, thanks to the artist suggesting such meaning.”Pascal Lecocq 2017
I’m honored to join Dr Alessandro Marroni, Dan Europe, Sponsor of the prize and graphic artist genius Schlomo Cohen to judge the competition of best posters for Silence of the Sharks.
The announcement will broadcast in an underwater ceremony in Eilat, Israel, mid Sept.
We’re working on 340 amazing artworks submitted by children from various countries around the world. More info on FB or https://silenceofthesharks.org/pcm/The-Voice-of-the-Children
Now it’s your turn to vote for your favorite shark poster.
• During July 25- August 3, a public vote will be held online. Any registered member on the website can login and vote once.
• At the same time, a professional jury panel set by the production will score each of the posters.
• The final score of each poster will be calculated based on public votes (50%) and jury panel’s score (50%).
• On August 3rd, online voting concludes and the best 5 posters with the highest final score will reach the finals.
• On September 10th, we’ll be selecting the winning poster out of the 5 best posters which have reached the finals in an underwater live broadcasted ceremony.
on the Satil wreck dive site, Eilat, Israel, It will be live broadcasted online (YouTube, Facebook and our media
• The winning poster of them all will be awarding its young creator and one of his parents with an invitation (flights and accommodation) to participate in the event, Sponsor by DAN Europe.
North Beach Art Gallery’s final Art & Charity Event this season on May 18 from 6-10 p.m. benefitting Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The event will feature live music and entertainment from Polynesian Proud, Bill Carroll’s and friends Collector Car Cruise In, Live Pinstriping on models and of course a selection of fine art, at the Galt Ocean Plaza, 3334 NE 34th Street.
Several artists from the Broward Art Guild are embellishing the lobby of the Keiser University with paintings in the shade of turquoise during the Turquoise Takeover Week . 5 paintings by the Painter of Blue ® are exhibited.
Meet the artists Wednesday 10th at noon.
We invite you to join us as we stand together – against lung cancer and for lung health – leading up to National Women’s Lung Health Week, or #TurquoiseTakeover week, May 8-12. We are uniting as a community to raise awareness of lung cancer by turning South Florida businesses, media and landmarks TURQUOISE!
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Multi talented Numa Sadoul, director, writer, actor, publishes a 710 pages book about his 40 years with the Opera, an Ego-Dictionary of Opera : 40 ans à l’Opéra, Ego-Dictionnaire de l’Art Lyrique, Editions Dumane, Avril 2017, ISBN: 978-2-915-94316-0
Many interviews with professionnals were conducted by Numa and inserted in the book about the different occupations involved in performing art.
The chapter about Set Design includes an interview with Pascal Lecocq, costumes and set designer and fine art artist, made in April 2014.
Book available in French at Amazon.fr
Artwork donated by Pascal for the Gala Fundraising, April 1st, 2017
The 2017 CRF Gala was a smashing success. Thanks to the community and global support to our event. To the CRF Staff for making it all happen, to all that donated items to help support our silent and live Auctions, to everyone that purchased a ticket and attended,to those far away guests that traveled to participation in this epic event .