So much media presents the worlds oceans as a scary place full for vicious sharks and other creatures like the "Kracken". Media has scared most folks out of the seas, as such they are now mostly afraid of what they do not know. Since folks don't love what is in the oceans, they do not care what happens to it or how their daily decisions affect it.
We will be participating in and with, several citizen science projects and data collection efforts. We will be doing our own water tests while underway. Testing for PH. TDS. Salinity, Hardness and Temperature. Our starting list of organizations we are working with is: Reef.org and the ASC Micro Plastic Study. We hope to also collect data for shark, whale, dolphin and turtle research, among others.
Why a sailboat? Sailing is the eco-friendliest means of travel. Powered by the wind with reserve diesel power. Our intent, is to have the smallest carbon footprint possible, while conducting a great amount of research and data collection.
Who are we? Just a grandfather and his dog, who is deeply concerned about our planet and especially about the creatures in the world’s oceans. I am a YouTuber, scuba diver, sailor, storyteller and adventurer. We anticipate having visiting scientist on board from time to time.
Now at the request on our viewers we are setting up this Patreon page to allow our viewers to participate and support the hard work that goes into this effort. As you are reading this, you must be considering supporting what we are doing. Please do, We appreciate all that our viewers do for us and hope that we can continue to put up useful and motivational videos for you.
The funds raised thru Patreon will be used to purchase production equipment to help bring you more and better videos. It will also be used to support the costs associated in our citizen scientist projects. Items like postage, collection equipment, etc. We also have a long wish list of items that would help with our efforts, items such as a compressor to refill Scuba tanks, a ROV to get footage at deeper depths or in polluted or dangerous waters, like in oils spills, alge blooms, etc.
So please do support our efforts. It will be well spent and greatly appreciated.
As this is a Vlog we produce a lot of videos. Sometimes every day. So when you consider how much to donate, just remember you can set a monthly max.