When I Die…Where Will You Put Me?

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The Neptune Memorial Reef project is the largest man made reef ever conceived and provides an extraordinary living resting place for the departed, an environmental and ecological masterpiece, a superb laboratory for marine biologists, students, researchers and ecologists, and an aesthetically exquisite, world-class destination for visitors from all walks of life. The most innovative concept in artificial reef design is currently emerging in 50-feet of water, 3.25 miles east of Key Biscayne, Miami. Wrapped in the silence of the clear blue ocean a new reef is evolving. The Neptune Memorial Reef is attracting recreational scuba divers, as well as homeless fish while enhancing the costal environment and reducing demand on other fragile natural reef

Christina pointed this out to me. I think I am still opting for the Viking funeral. Although, my wife ensures me that no matter how much she wants to send me to sea in a burning vessel, that she cannot get the required permits.

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Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.


13 Replies to “When I Die…Where Will You Put Me?”

  1. Full fathom five thy father lies;
    Of his bones are coral made;
    These are pearls that were his eyes:
    Nothing of him that doth fade,
    But doth suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange.

    Wm. Shakespeare, The Tempest.

  2. “Neptune Memorial Reef” is heresy. All good pastafarians end up (or down) in Davy Jones’ Locker.

  3. “Neptune Memorial Reef” is heresy. All good pastafarians end up (or down) in Davy Jones’ Locker.

  4. “Neptune Memorial Reef” is heresy. All good pastafarians end up (or down) in Davy Jones’ Locker.

  5. “Neptune Memorial Reef” is heresy. All good pastafarians end up (or down) in Davy Jones’ Locker.

  6. “Neptune Memorial Reef” is heresy. All good pastafarians end up (or down) in Davy Jones’ Locker.

  7. “Neptune Memorial Reef” is heresy. All good pastafarians end up (or down) in Davy Jones’ Locker.

  8. My favorite 3 words together.

    Full Fathom Five is also a :

    six-piece band from Brisbane, Australia
    a low-budget submarine movie.
    an audio drama based on the Doctor Who television series
    a tune by The Stone Roses
    a 1947 painting by Jackson Pollock
    a 1948 novel by American writer Ahmad Kamal
    a 1958 poem by Sylvia Plath.

    From Wikipedia.

  9. I think I am still opting for the Viking funeral. Although, my wife ensures me that no matter how much she wants to send me to sea in a burning vessel, that she cannot get the required permits.

    Sounds like a great reef! I remember my wife talking about wanting to send me to sea in a burning vessel too! LOL!
    Dave Briggs :~)

  10. great idea.. is there anything i can help with?
    am an Industrial Designer with extensive background on mould making and fiberglass production. would love to work on this one of the kind idea.. love it keep the good woork.
    check my work on cyclelui.com.

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