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’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.
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!
Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.
1900 W. Commercial Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (888) 453-4737, Local: (954) 351-4040
Fax: (954) 229-1695
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 .
The Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF)
is an international non-profit professional honor society whose member contributions span a wide variety of fields including: the arts, science, deep sea exploration, underwater archaeology, medicine, free diving, equipment technology, cave diving, wreck diving, military diving, commercial diving, media, training and education, and business.
Created in 1999 and incorporated in 2001 by six founding sponsors: Beneath the Sea, Inc., the Underwater Society of America, the Women’s Scuba Association, Women Underwater, Hillary Viders, Ph.D., and Capt. Kathy A. Weydig; WDHOF, Inc. was granted its 501(c)(3) status in 2002.
The Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and raising awareness of the contributions of outstanding women divers. WDHOF provides educational, mentorship, financial, and career opportunities to the diving community throughout the world. Each year, WDHOF awards scholarships and training grants that provide financial and educational support to individuals of all ages, particularly those who are preparing for professional careers that involve diving.
Scholarships are offered in dive medicine, marine conservation, marine biology, underwater archaeology, marine education, journalism, graphic arts, or photography. They are intended to support independent research and/or internship programs at accredited universities. Scholarships are paid or awarded directly to the recipient.
2016 Silent Auction in Aid of Project AWARE Read more … with an artist proof of the Matador (non-commercial edition) donated by Pascal
- Securing new protections for over-exploited shark and ray species.
- Working with dive volunteers year-round to remove and report marine litter from underwater environments and pushing for policy changes leading to marine debris prevention at national, regional, and international levels.
- Leading and inspiring the next generation of Eco-divers and using the power of scuba to influence change.
- Strengthening partnerships with conservation groups, government bodies, responsible corporations, and others committed to eliminating marine debris and protecting shark and ray species at risk.
The North American Police Ski Championships, a 501- C3 organization, has been in existence since 1989 and provides an opportunity for
COMPETITION, CAMARADERIE, and CHARITY
for active and retired police officers and their guests from all across the globe. Police ski teams representing the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Austria, New Zealand, Germany, Italy and other countries come together for a week of skiing competition including slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom, which also allows guests to compete on the same race course within their skill level. You do not need to be an expert skier to compete. If you are not interested in racing, please join us anyway and take advantage of a great ski vacation with a great group of skiers.
Throughout the week of competition, the racers and their families gather nightly for awards ceremonies, camaraderie, and fund raising to benefit the chosen charities.
The event is run by volunteers, active and retired police officers
Artwork donated by Pascal Ceramic Art tile 8×10
https://www.napsc.org/ Snowmass, CO
Congrats to all the winners from the Mega lottery from Sam’s Tours held last week at the Boot Düsseldorf show in Germany. Big shout out to Judith Hoppe Tourism …Unlimited who made it all run smoothly. And special thanks to Marc Bauman, Vice President of Sam’s Tours, who was overwhelmed with the response: “Palau was the first country to establish a shark sanctuary and Sam’s Tours has always been very committed to conservation and shark protection. We are very pleased with the response to the lottery and are proud to be able to sponsor the valuable educational efforts of Shark Angels. We need to reach out to children at a young age in order to make them understand the importance of healthy oceans and healthy shark populations.”
An initiative from my French collegue Simonne L’hermitte who was in Katmandou, visiting students we sponsor, who took off 30 minutes before the earthquake… Our students are safe but the school has been destroyed.
Talented artists from Normandy join her for a Charity Event May 23-25 to raise funds to rebuilt the Tibetan School Srongtsen Bhrikuti in Katmandou.
Artworks donated by the artists include 15 pieces by Pascal Lecocq Painter of Blue (mostly horses and signature divers paintings).
Contact us to participate. Thanks in advance.We will post available artworks here and on Facebook.
info about the Tibetan School Srongtsen Bhrikuti at http://www.srongtsen.edu.np/
Pics to come.
May 23-25 2015
Sat-Sun 10-1pm 3-7pm