So let’s talk how Canon and the University of Miami are celebrated World Oceans Day (6/8).

First of all; did you know our oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface? However, climate change serves the biggest threat to our beautiful oceans. Consequently there has been a sizeable loss of keystone coral species.

That’s why Canon knew this aligned with its corporate commitment of sustainability. As well as its dedication to conservation. Moreover and the environment we live in. All to celebrate this year’s World Oceans Day.

So Canon U.S.A. Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Canon Solutions America got together. Then they all participated in the Coral Reef Restoration Project. It’s also spearheaded by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. It’s called FINS (Females in Natural Science) Program in the deployment of the ME20 camera. All to conduct cutting-edge shark research.

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Canon is also partnering with the University on a Canon Coral Fellowship program.

One where selected students get to work closely with a “Canon camera professional”. That’s to learn all of the core camera capabilities. As well as industry trends. Thereby students are advancing their skills. Now in photography, filmography, and communication.

Bottom line here is the steep decline of coral reefs.

I mean since I’ve been looking into this during the BP Oil spill.

For back in 2011 I wrote that after the worst peacetime oil spill in world history no real effectively healthy cleanup. For the BP disaster has left enduring damage. Furthermore people were wronged and a region scarred.

We must restore the Gulf of Mexico to health. Also we must ensure we help the people of the region. A people who are bearing the brunt of the harm. For they are not forgotten.

Finally, that It means strengthening safety regulations for the offshore drilling industry. And it means moving to clean energy sources that cannot spill. As well as run out, or devastate entire ecosystems and economies.

For it also has resulted in a sizeable loss of keystone coral species. We are talking several of which are now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Additionally, one-third of all coral species risk extinction. As well as three-fourths of the coral reef population too. Because they are considered highly threatened.

So active reef restoration is essential. So this program can help to recover these deteriorated coral populations. To kick off the program, students attended a half-day outing. All providing hands-on experience. I mean all by implementing coral restoration efforts.

Led by University of Miami Rosenstiel School coral researchers, the 20-person voyage included a snorkeling and scuba excursion to a coral nursery to gather coral fragments that were then planted on an existing reef of Key Biscayne, Florida.

The process of planting the Canon Reef included collecting small fragments of coral. All from coral colonies growing within an underwater nursery. Then preparing the corals to create additional colonies. Thereby then outplanting resultant colonies on the pre-selected site.

This University of Miami program also educates participants on the critical role coral reefs play. Not just in the environment but also the economy.

Moreover the threats they face. In addition, it offers an opportunity to learn of the tools available for reef conservation and restoration. All the while conducting coral research.

The environmental project offers Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Canon Solutions America, Inc. a platform to further build on their corporate commitment of sustainability. Canon has a dedication to conservation and the environment. For it is reflected in its management structure. As well as their corporate culture.

So here’s my source info. I mean check out the press release for more information. Finally to take a deeper dive into the initiative.