Tag Archives: reef check

Reef Check Expedition – Northern Channel Islands

August 5th, 2015

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> “So, how are the oceans doing?” This is the one question that has haunted me since I started working in the marine science field. People are always so curious about what is happening in the ocean and usually ask this as casually as they would ask […]

Big Sur Expedition

April 27th, 2015

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> “And when the fog’s over and the stars and the moon come out at night it’ll be a beautiful sight.” ― Jack Kerouac, Big Sur With ragged bluffs that have been battered for centuries by frothing swells, hidden meadows and secluded beaches it’s no wonder why people love Big […]

Mendocino Headlands and Frolic Cove Survey’s

November 19th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> I stood on the “landing pad” at the Mendocino Headlands site, also known as Pipeline, catching HSU students as waves pushed them one at a time onto the flat rocky outcropping which made this site dive-able. I saw the swell coming and signaled Jeramiah to wait, […]

Diving with Purpose

October 29th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> I sprayed down my Omer open cell wetsuit with a mixture of hair conditioner and water and began the semi-disgusting process of sliding myself into the suit.  Thinking about to the first time I wore the suit 4 years earlier on my first ever scuba dive […]

Focusing In: Reef Check California

March 18th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Standing in front of the large kelp forest tank at the Monterey Bay aquarium, volunteer SCUBA divers with the Reef Check program look at the list of species held within like a checklist. “I’ve seen all but one of these” says one. “And sometimes there’s a […]