Memphis, Tennessee USA
Please Help Me Protect the Ocean
I've taken on a fundraising challenge to raise
funds and awareness for ocean protection.
I've joined the Finathon Fundraising Challenge to
raise funds for ocean protection to help secure a brighter future for the
health of our ocean.
passionate about ocean protection - As a scuba diver I'm very aware that
ocean protection depends on all of our actions, large and small.
Project AWARE know that tackling two of the
biggest threats facing our ocean – marine debris and over-exploitation of
shark and ray species – is a real challenge, one that we must address
together. Finathon is an opportunity to come together to raise funds and
awareness for the plight of our ocean and its wildlife.
Funds raised support Project AWARE’s conservation
work and fuels the grassroots action and policy change necessary to ensure a
clean, healthy ocean planet for us today and for future generations.
Support through the fundraising challenge helps
A staggering 250 million metric tons of plastic
could make its way to the ocean in the next 10 years. Project AWARE collects
marine debris data from divers through its flagship citizen science program,
Dive Against Debris™, to help build a clearer picture of the underwater
trash that threatens ocean life. With this knowledge, we can help inform
community action, identify local decisions, and influence change at all
levels. Project AWARE is working with dive volunteers year-round to remove
and report trash from underwater environments and pushes for policy changes
leading to marine debris prevention at national, regional, and international
to stop the Ugly Journey of our Trash
We advocate for science-based fishing limits for
sharks and rays and a precautionary approach to be taken when species
information is lacking. We fight the tough, long battles needed to implement
protection policies for some of the world’s most threatened sharks and rays
– including global wildlife agreements and inter-government treaties like
CITES, CMS or regional fishery regimes. Project AWARE is creating a global
movement of shark and ray advocates to help protect the most vulnerable
shark and ray species
on full protections for the most vulnerable shark and ray species
Together, we’re making strong arguments for
change. Scuba divers and eco-tourists represent a powerful economic
constituency and economic incentive to protect marine environments. Project
AWARE represents your voice, the scuba diver voice, emphasizing the
importance of keeping the ocean clean and healthy when and where the
decisions are being made.
strong policies to ensure a brighter future for our ocean and its
Thank you for your generous support of this vital
cause close to my heart. Wildcat!
Sysops take note! Until my fundrasing goal of $1000.00 USD has been
meet, beginning April 1st, 2016 half of all software registrations on this
page will go to Project AWARE in support of Finathon!!!
divers, it is our responsibility to spread the word about the necessity of
sharks in our planet's ecosystem. Modern media has hyped up how
"dangerous" sharks are in our coastal waters. Before you go out shark
hunting, pick up that shark steak for dinner at your local fish market or
grocer, or even order that bowl of shark fin soup, please learn about sharks
and their importance to our already fragile undersea ecosystem. Thank
One of my current development projects is DESET: Deep Earth Seismic Event
Tracker, which is a console-mode Windows application driven by an SQL Server
database backend used for tracking earthquakes around the world. This
project is on-going at this time. Parties interested in this project
email me here
at Poseidon Software or at