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Book details
  • Genre:NATURE
  • SubGenre:Ecosystems & Habitats / Oceans & Seas
  • Language:English
  • Pages:174
  • eBook ISBN:9798350905625
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350905618

My Home in the Sea: The Diving Memoirs of Norine Rouse

by Lawrence Wood, Ph.D.

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"My Home in the Sea: The Diving Memoirs of Norine Rouse" brings to life the underwater journey of one of the first female scuba instructors. Compiled from her handwritten journals, this memoir captures the timeless beauty of a coral reef community and the woman whose lifelong passion lay beneath the sea's surface.
In "My Home in the Sea: The Diving Memoirs of Norine Rouse," readers are immersed in the aquatic world of a true scuba-diving pioneer. As one of the first female scuba instructors ever certified, Norine co-founded the Scuba Club of Palm Beaches and devoted her life to exploring the mesmerizing realm beneath the waves. Drawn from her meticulous handwritten journals, this memoir delivers a captivating account of Norine's multi-decade career. It showcases her profound love for sea turtles, her fearless encounters with sharks, and her insightful observations of countless marine species. It also offers a first-hand perspective on the impact of natural and man-made factors on coral reef environments. Norine's entries, filled with the awe-inspiring wonder the reef instilled in her, provide a precious snapshot of the challenges and triumphs she experienced. "My Home in the Sea: The Diving Memoirs of Norine Rouse" is more than a book—it's a deep dive into an underwater world seen through the eyes of a woman whose spirit was as untamable as the sea itself.
About the author
Dr. Larry Wood brings over three decades of expertise in herpetology and marine biology to his work. Originating from Pennsylvania, his passion for sea turtles led him to Florida where he made significant contributions to the field. He conducted sea turtle nesting beach surveys, played a key role in developing one of Florida's first sea turtle rehabilitation facilities, and created wide-reaching public awareness and marine education programs. In 2004, he launched the Comprehensive Florida Hawksbill Research and Conservation Program, the state's pioneering long-term study on this critically endangered species. Currently associated with the National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Wood continues his quest for knowledge and public education on marine life.