Certify to become a diver and join Reef Check’s conservation movement

Reef Check California is a volunteer monitoring program for California rocky reefs designed to provide data for managers and to build a conservation constituency among California divers 다운로드.

If you’re interested in becoming a getting certified or learning more, diving season is here!

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May Update:

This month we started full swing into Reef Check California’s training and survey season 토탈 커맨더 다운로드. As every year, only after successful completion of the recertification are our volunteers allowed to collect data in the new survey season. We are particularly excited about having conducted our first recertification of citizen scientists in Fort Bragg, where we held a community training for the first time last year, and many of last year’s participants became recertified 다운로드.

We also have had recertifications in Los Angeles, Monterey and Moss Landing. More recertifications and trainings will be held state wide over the next few months; click here for the schedule Mathmagic download.

Overall, we now have a group of new, as well as seasoned, Reef Checkers ready to survey the reefs along our coastline for the 7th year in a row 마요치키 11화. In April, we completed our first surveys in Mendocino and Monterey Counties and we are looking forward to a successful survey season in 2012.

via RCCA May Update

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Silicon Valley to get its own airline – SurfAir

A new airline, SurfAir, has emerged to serve entrepreneurs, executives, and Venture Capitalists, who travel frequently throughout the state of California 다운로드.

…the US infrastructure has billions of dollars that is hardly used, so much infrastructure that Michael Flint said he could have us landing on a runway within 20 minutes, in case of an emergency with my mom 갤럭시s7 누가 펌웨어. I later learned that about half of America’s airports operate at less than 10% capacity, and those are mainly the municipal airports, such as Palo Alto Airport in Silicon Valley 다운로드.

SurfAir grew quickly and is already launching its beta this month. It’s starting with six destinations. 500 people were selected to participate 가면라이더 블레이드. It’s a subscription model, just like Netflix. For less than $1000 per month, members can fly multiple trips between California destinations on a private Pilatus 8-seater aircraft 다운로드. Passengers drive right up to the aircraft, where a valet parks their car and takes their luggage. They’re all pre-screened, so all they have to do is board the aircraft, and they’re at their destination within an hour with a car waiting for them as they exit the plane m3u8 ts download.

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The airline will have (planned) service to – Palo Alto, Monterey, Santa Barbara, & Los Angeles – and it looks to be big hit:

 

When we originally interviewed SurfAir CEO Wade Eyerly last March, he indicated the company was seeking about $2 million 시크릿쥬쥬 12기 다운로드. But over the past couple of days we’ve gotten unsolicited calls from investors, who wish to remain anonymous at this point, who have told us that there was so much demand that the company has raised nearly $14 million 다운로드.

via – SurfAir’s 1st Round of Funding “Oversubscribed”

Save the Sea Otters!

I know you have a favorite animal. Mine is the Sea Otter!

These furry little creatures are smart and devilish. They have pouches like kangaroos where they store their toolset 다운로드. After diving to the bottom for some tasty crustaceans they head back to the surface and lay on their backs to crack open their delights (using the tools!) 다운로드. They’re super smart which means they have loads of free time for high jinks.

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To see them you have to visit west coast since they only inhabit the northern Pacific Ocean 다운로드. There discovery by the early explorers brought about an international market in Otter pelts. The story since then has been the same old one of decline 프린터 드라이버 다운로드. It does end with some good news including an internatioanl ban in hunting and a population recovery.

That makes me proud but also serves as a constant reminder 무료 배경음악 다운로드. I live zero waste, reduce my water use, walk more, and eat at farmers markets because of these little guys. I love them so much they make me cry and the thought of them in pain makes me angry 다운로드!

Did You Know:

– Sea otters have the world’s densest fur—up to a million hairs per square inch! (You have 100,000 hairs or less on your whole head.)

– Sea otters live in loose-knit groups called rafts 다운로드. Otters in rafts often sleep side-by-side, wrapped in strands of kelp so that they don’t drift far from each other.

Check Out These Links:

Baby Otters at the Monterey AquariumAnother Baby Otter 다운로드! — Saving Sea Otters

Holding Hands!