Global Reef Expedition: Science Without Borders
Posted in the Marine Biology Forum
#1 Mar 17, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13.7 BILLION YEARS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LIVING OCEANS FOUNDATION CAPT. PHILIP G. RENAUD, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
NEW YORK, NY (March 17, 2009)- Next year, an epic, three-year sea journey is set to begin -- the Global Reef Expedition: Science Without Borders®, a mission that will circumnavigate the globe, taking an inventory of the planet's coral reefs. Beset by climate change, overfishing, pollution and human development, these "rainforests of the sea" are in danger. It will take an extensive and comprehensive study -- and the participation of many nations -- to truly assess how they're doing and what should be done to protect them.
Not since the famed oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau took to the seas in his mobile laboratory Calypso in the early 1950s has a journey of this magnitude been undertaken. And this important mission is being led by Captain Philip G. Renaud, USN (Ret.), who for the past five years has been serving as the Executive Director of the Living Oceans Foundation, a private operating foundation started by HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia dedicated to the preservation of the worlds marine environments.
Now, 13.7 BILLION YEARS, a daily blog covering daily news reports on conservation, natural science, animal rights and the environment has launched an exclusive 5-part interview with Captain Renaud, who discusses Global Reef Expedition, diving with the prince, President Obama and what we can all do to help save our oceans.
Capt. Renauds career in oceanography began at the Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography in 1979.
During his distinguished 25-year career in the Navy, Capt. Renaud served as the oceanographer for the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, the lead oceanographer for the Commander, Second Fleet, and finally the Commanding Officer of the Naval Oceanographic Office.
13.7 BILLION YEARS was launched in 2008 by artist, writer and environmental activist Reynard Loki as an armchair activist blog "covering daily news on conservation, natural science, the environment and animal rights -- with quick and easy ways to get informed and involved."
13.7 BILLION YEARS takes its name from the age of the universe. On March 9, 2008, the New York Times reported on research that has provided the most precise age of the universe to date: 13.73 billion years, give or take 120 million years.
Read part 1 of the exclusive interview at http://www.13point7billion.org/2009/03/137-bi... .
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::: COVERING DAILY NEWS REPORTS ON CONSERVATION, NATURAL SCIENCE, ANIMAL RIGHTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT -- WITH QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO GET INFORMED AND INVOLVED :::
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