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Have you been to Pearl Harbor?  A Submarine Memorial Chapel was built and dedicated on the Submarine Base there with the USS Argonaut's bell hanging in her steeple which still rings today for services.  The USS Argonaut was a V-4, the first of the second generation of V-boats commissioned in the late 1920s, which remain the largest non-nuclear submarines ever built by the United States. On 10 January, 1943, Argonaut spotted a convoy of five freighters and their escorting destroyers—Maikaze, Isokaze, and Hamakaze—returning to Rabaul from Lae. By chance, an army aircraft—which was out of bombs—was flying overhead and witnessed Argonaut′s attack. A crewman on board the plane saw one destroyer hit by a torpedo, and the destroyers promptly counterattacking. Argonaut′s bow suddenly broke the water at an unusual angle. It was apparent that a depth charge had severely damaged the submarine. The destroyers continued circling Argonaut, pumping shells into her; she slipped below the waves and was never heard from again. One hundred and two officers and men went down with her, the worst loss of life for an American submarine in wartime. California proudly supports the memory of this vessel. http://bit.ly/2GGCC4B #oneternalpatrol #getonboard #memorialreef
Must have been a harrowing experience. The USS S-27 was lost when she ran aground on June 19, 1942, off the coast of Amchitka Island, with no loss of life.  Waves bumped her violently against the rocks, rolling her 10-15° on each side. Her motors were continued at "back emergency", but she was held firm by a submerged rock. Fuel was blown. Efforts to back off were continued, but the lightened ship swung harder against the rocks. Her starboard screw struck a rock and was disabled. Efforts were made to force the ship ahead to clear the stern, but she could only move about 20 ft (6.1 m) forward before she was again held fast. The immediate area was sounded. No passage was found. By 03:30, the pounding of the sea had increased and plans were made to move the greater part of the crew off. Dispatches of her plight, sent first at 01:15, were continued. Six were sent in all. A ferry system of a rubber boat and lines were rigged to remove the crew and supplies for three days. All guns and records were destroyed. The crew was discovered and flown out to safety. Idaho has continued to support this submarine's history. #getonboard #oneternalpatrol #memorialreef  http://bit.ly/2GFZwcu
Nice for WHAT????!!!! 👀👀👀🙄 Likeability. Respectability. Propriety. For what though?  It’s become a habit of mine to let men know when they have underestimated me. To let them know that this offense is less a reflection of my appearance and more of a reflection of their own ill-conceived notions of my youth and femininity. To let them know that their boys club mentality does NOBODY any favors.  But I can’t believe I still have to do this s$&@! I HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK OF ME.  To worry if I’m being taken seriously. To worry if I’m coming off “a certain way.” Let’s let my work speak for itself.  After all, it’s probably better than his, his, or his. . . . . . #deathpositive #yucatan #sustainability  #bluefuneral #seaburial #burialatsea #alkalinehydrolysis #coral #coralreef #memorialreef #artificialreef #memorialreefsinternational #reefball #grief #environmentalism #climatechange #globalwarming #marinebiology #ocean  #coralnursery #funeral #cremation #greenburial #nfda #iccfa #fishing #surf #biodiversity #biocremation #sustainability
A moment of bliss. 😌 So many hours of work has been put into making all of these dreams into reality. I’ve truly never done anything so meaningful and rewarding. At one point in time I really thought the only job I would ever have would be to do useless work for a greedy corporation. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Here’s to having a boss that recognizes (and celebrates!!!) my labors, and here’s to the future!!! 🥂 . . . . . #deathpositive #yucatan #sustainability  #bluefuneral #seaburial #burialatsea #alkalinehydrolysis #coral #coralreef #memorialreef #artificialreef #memorialreefsinternational #reefball #grief #environmentalism #climatechange #globalwarming #marinebiology #ocean  #coralnursery #funeral #cremation #greenburial #nfda #iccfa #fishing #surf #biodiversity #biocremation #sustainability
With Easter Sunday 🐇around the corner, here are a few tips to minimize your waste: . . 💡Scrap the cellophane! Miles of mesmerizing transparent plastic wrappings will be used for Easter Baskets. But do you really need it? Absolutely not! This goes for the infamously wasteful plastic easter grass as well. Opt for paper grass or even make your own with recycled paper grocery bags! . . 💡Ditch the cheaply made plastic toys and plastic-wrapped candies. Opt for a few special items of quality instead of piling a child’s basket with toys that will likely be broken and in the garbage before Monday even hits. . . 💡Use home made plant-based dyes to decorate Easter eggs! 🍒🍇🥕🍠While preparing the dyes does take quite a bit of extra effort, it is a wonderful opportunity to teach your children about everyday foods we eat! . . . . . . #deathpositive #easter #sustainability  #bluefuneral #seaburial #burialatsea #alkalinehydrolysis #coral #coralreef #memorialreef #artificialreef #memorialreefsinternational #reefball #grief #environmentalism #climatechange #globalwarming #marinebiology #ocean  #coralnursery #funeral #cremation #greenburial #nfda #iccfa #fishing #surf #biodiversity #biocremation #sustainability
So many amazing things are happening and I'm so excited to move on to this next crazy chapter of my life. Leaving home will be a painful adjustment but my travels and experiences will be so worth the journey. I never thought I could or would do all that I'm doing now. I think of all the seemingly small decisions I've made that could have changed my life's course had I chosen differently. Pivotal moments of immense courage to do what needed to be done are the moments of power that give me the energy to continue every day in all aspects of life and work.  It could have so easily been different. I could be dead! But I'm not and I'm here making moves about to complete my quarter of a century (!?!!!) in the Yucatán contributing to the success of something that I truly believe will benefit the world on micro and macro levels.  #achievingmyfinalform2k18 . . . . . . #deathpositive #yucatan #sustainability  #bluefuneral #seaburial #burialatsea #alkalinehydrolysis #coral #coralreef #memorialreef #artificialreef #memorialreefsinternational #reefball #grief #environmentalism #climatechange #globalwarming #marinebiology #ocean  #coralnursery #funeral #cremation #greenburial #nfda #iccfa #fishing #surf #biodiversity #biocremation #sustainability
Every year on March 23 we commemorate the founding of the World Meteorological Organization in 1950. On this day we acknowledge the contributions that meteorologists have made to protection of public safety through weather reporting and analysis. . . This year’s theme is “weather-ready, climate-smart”, emphasizing the importance of preparing for weather events and recognizing climate change and its influence on the severity of potentially disastrous storms and floods. . . . .  Did you know that Reef Balls can help protect vulnerable shorelines from flooding and erosion? Reef Ball Submerged Breakwater systems are engineered to decrease wave intensity and trap sand where it is needed to restore shoreline. As concern grows for rising seas and increasingly damaging weather events, its more important than ever to determine at-risk areas and put protections in place. Shoreline destruction results in loss of private and public property and even important ecosystems. Swipe to see pictures of beaches before and after Reef Balls have been put in place. (Via Reef Ball Foundation) . . . . . . #deathpositive #yucatan #sustainability  #bluefuneral #seaburial #burialatsea #alkalinehydrolysis #coral #coralreef #memorialreef #artificialreef #memorialreefsinternational #reefball #grief #environmentalism #climatechange #globalwarming #marinebiology #ocean  #coralnursery #funeral #cremation #greenburial #nfda #iccfa #fishing #surf #biodiversity #biocremation #sustainability
Check out this awesome video of a matured Reef Ball in the waters off the Yucatán peninsula! Here we can see several species of fish and corals making a home of this artificial reef. Video via Reef Ball Mexico . . . . . . #deathpositive #yucatan #sustainability  #bluefuneral #seaburial #burialatsea #alkalinehydrolysis #coral #coralreef #memorialreef #artificialreef #memorialreefsinternational #reefball #grief #environmentalism #climatechange #globalwarming #marinebiology #ocean  #coralnursery #funeral #cremation #greenburial #nfda #iccfa #fishing #surf #biodiversity #biocremation #sustainability
In 2012 the United Nations General Assembly declared March 21st International Day of Forests. 🌳🌲🌴🌿 Let’s continue to fight to protect and restore this life-giving gift! . . . . . . #deathpositive #internationaldayofforests #sustainability  #bluefuneral #seaburial #burialatsea #alkalinehydrolysis #coral #coralreef #memorialreef #artificialreef #memorialreefsinternational #reefball #grief #environmentalism #climatechange #globalwarming #marinebiology #ocean  #coralnursery #funeral #cremation #greenburial #nfda #iccfa #fishing #surf #biodiversity #biocremation #sustainability
Growing up in Hawaii has come with years of formal and informal educations on the importance of protecting the land and sea, but it never occurred to me that I could use this knowledge to pay my bills and contribute to a unique company where I have a job I truly love. I never imagined I would come to work in the environmental sector, or the funeral industry for that matter! 🌺🌺 As I expected, the responsibility is immense. To grieving families, to the environment, and to the people who these reefs support. I was afraid of it at first. Responsibilities can carry with them an unfathomable weight .  I see now that the unexpected marriage of these two fields has given me the opportunity (and power!!) to save my beloved marine playground while challenging myself to explore my place in this world and maybe even the next. The weight that I was afraid of has become the source of, for lack of a better word, my freedom. Feels a lot like being in the ocean. The salt that should be heavy is actually keeping you afloat! . . . . . . #deathpositive #yashicamat #sustainability  #bluefuneral #seaburial #burialatsea #alkalinehydrolysis #coral #coralreef #memorialreef #artificialreef #memorialreefsinternational #reefball #grief #environmentalism #climatechange #globalwarming #marinebiology #ocean  #coralnursery #funeral #cremation #greenburial #nfda #iccfa #fishing #surf #biodiversity #biocremation #sustainability

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