CEA Sponsorships

Coral Edge Adventures is proud to sponsor many organizations providing conservation efforts, scientific endeavors, training, support, and research efforts.

Paleo Quest SponsorshipCoral Edge Adventures works closely with Paleo Quest to support our scientific endeavors. The owners, Jim and Joe Murray, and their staff provide technical training, planning support for research efforts, as well as air, gear and repairs.

Through their support, Paleo Quest has expanded its research capacity and technical expertise. In the past two years, the technical and material support provided by Coral Edge Adventures has resulted in the recovery of hundreds of fossil specimens, including many fossils that likely represent species unknown to science. Among these new fossils is a collection of over 30 bones representing two new species and a new genus that will be featured in a publication by a Smithsonian scientist (and co-authored by Paleo Quest scientists). Stay tuned for the release of the paper as part of the Calvert Volume, edited by Stephen Godfrey (Summer, 2013).

Paleo Quest and Coral Edge Adventures are currently exploring the possibility of establishing a quick response technical dive team capable of identifying and rescuing submerged fossils threatened by commercial activity in the Maryland and Virginia area.

Paleo Quest in the news with their "brewing for science literacy":
"We swabbed whale bones we found while diving 30ft in black water swamps along the Atlantic Coastal Plain", states Jason Osborne, co-founder of Paleo Quest, a non-profit dedicated to advancing paleontology and geology. 

Bone Dusters Paleo Ale Article links:
Scientific American, the drinks business, GMA News Online, MailOnline, Popular Science, and NorthernVirgina Magazine

Link to Paleo Quest and SharkFinder citizen science:
 - White House award given by the Executive Office of The President here.
 - SharkFinder partnership with JASON Learning/National Geographic/Sea Research Foundation here.
 - Nature journal article here.

Links to Paleo Quest in the field:
 - Scientific American article on swamp hangout here.
 - Google Hangout in swamp sponsored by Google and Scientific American Magazine - video live global feed - here.
 - NortherVirginia Magazine article here.
 - JASON Learning/National Geographic/Sea Research Foundation partnership here.
 - JASON Learning live global interview here.
 - Facebook Page

Coral Edge Adventures helps to provide training and equipment rental to Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
WSSI is the leading natural and cultural resources consultant in Northern Virginia. Our wetland scientists, engineers, regulatory / compliance / survey / GIS specialists, and archeologists assist developers and public works agencies with the permitting process and create innovative solutions to water quality issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay region.

The Shark Angels are leading a positive, contagious movement to save sharks – and the oceans. We are a passionate, global community that believes in the power of education, media and local grassroots campaigns. We raise awareness to the critical issues, educate children, change perspectives, and empower and connect advocates to act locally to save sharks and the critical ecosystems they support.

Learn more about Shark Angels and how to donate and support the cause.  Coral Edge Adventures has our donation bin on our counter so please donate and support Shark Angels!

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