scientific dive team and managers in training
Coral Reef Restoration Technician and Diver
Master of Arts, International Environmental Policy Emphasis: Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
Whitney Berry has devoted her life to the conservation and protection of the natural environment and all of the wondrous creatures that call it home. She has received a B.A. in Natural Resource Conservation and Environmental Analysis and has earned her M.A. in International Environmental Policy with a focus in Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.While in university, Whitney worked a number of ocean science related jobs, including but not limited to: Conservation and Science Research Assistant for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Marine Conservation Intern for OneReef in Micronesia, and Marine Science Educator for the Texas State Aquarium. Her experiences both inside and outside of the classroom, above and below the ocean surface, have led Whitney down an irreversible path towards the conservation and protection of the marine environment. Her travels and experiences from around the world, including Australia, Indonesia, Puerto Rica, Nicaragua, and Micronesia have opened Whitney's eyes to the growing pressures and threats currently facing the ocean and its limited marine resources. Hoping to save the coral reefs and the biodiversity that they provide for, Whitney has joined the BioRock Team. The utilization of cutting edge technologies and unique approaches to sustainable management is an exciting frontier to be involved in and Whitney has confidence that BioRock Technology holds one of the keys to unlocking the treasure chest of sustainable ocean management strategies.
Sea Turtle Conservation, Bali
Ant Atoll Snorkeling
Ant Atoll Snorkeling
Deep Ocean Diving, Pohnpei, Micronesia
Becoming a World Leader in Sustainable Aquaculture
PAC'S mission is to become a world leader in the sea cucumber farming industry, providing unique and innovative aquaculture solutions to third-world countries that promote sustainable economic, environmental, and human development.
Joint Venture Revenue Sharing
PAC offers trade, commerce, joint venture revenue sharing, sustainability of marine and other natural resources, and the propagation of new and nutritious foods, as well as new sources of biological material for production of the next generation of pharmaceutical wonder drugs.
Exemplify Social and Environmental Responsibility
PAC exemplifies social and environmental responsibility through the application of and training in practical sea farming methodologies that will create meaningful and productive jobs in less-developed countries.
Sea cucumber fishing is very important to the livelihoods of coastal communities, particularly artisanal and small scale fishers in developing countries. Therefore, socio-economic issues in sea cucumber fisheries are important and should be recognized and incorporated in fishery management programmes. In particular, livelihood options should be made available to fishers if management regulation put restrictions on the fisheries, such as bans on fishing.
"Advances in Sea Cucumber Aquaculture and Management", the Fisheries Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 18 October 2003
Limitations in our current antiviral treatment options and the continuing emergence of new pathogenic viruses have contributed to a growing need for new and effective chemotherapeutic agents to treat viral diseases. The marine environment provides a rich source of chemical diversity for the screening and identification of new compounds with desirable antiviral properties. Many of the new and structurally distinct metabolites that have been found in marine algae, invertebrate animals, and microorganisms have pronounced biological activities and constitute a valuable chemical resource for the discovery of lead compounds that may aid in the development of new antiviral therapies.
"Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Infective Agents", Volume 3, Number 3, September 2004, pp. 233-249