Ocean Discovery Day 2013

posted Jun 21, 2013, 3:16 PM by Jacqui Stanley   [ updated Jun 21, 2013, 3:16 PM ]

Ocean Discovery Day at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2013

posted June 21st, 2013 by Jacqui Stanley

This year, as always, Ocean Discovery Day was a popular event and old and new friends arrived at the FGBNMS campus ready to paint! The first year we featured the top of the coral reef and last year we dove deeper and showed everyone the beauty of hidden highways and the special creatures that inhabit the deeper, mesophotic zone. This year, we decided to move to another habitat in the National Marine Sanctuary system: The Kelp Forest.

As in the past 2 years, the garage became my studio and I covered the walls with a collage of photographs I had taken on several dive trips to the Channel Islands. Seven weeks later, the canvas came off the wall and was delivered to the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary campus.
Once again, sanctuary staff were on hand to explain and make the art experience a valuable educational event. Soon, we heard people discussing habitats, and naming the wide variety of marine animals found in the beautiful kelp forest.


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Jacqui Stanley,
Jun 21, 2013, 3:16 PM
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Jacqui Stanley,
Jun 21, 2013, 3:16 PM
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