COCOA BEACH, Florida — Celebrated marine artist, scientist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey will make a personal appearance at Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach Sunday, June 3 from 1-3 p.m. Ron Jon Surf Shop is located at 4151 N. Atlantic Avenue.
Guy Harvey, whose name is synonymous with conservation and ecology, has most recently lent his efforts to protecting shark, bluefin tuna, grouper and other sportfish populations that are being decimated around the planet. Since its creation in 2008, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation has quickly become a leader in the marine research and conservation fields, funding an increasing number of very important innovative research and education projects. At the forefront of the marine conservation effort is the Guy Harvey Research Institute at the NSU Oceanographic Center.
“Healthy oceans are essential for life on our planet,” said Dr. Harvey. “It’s a vast arena, and a task best attacked in collaboration with other like-minded people. The more we collaborate, undertake and educate together, the better the result will be for the marine environment and, ultimately, for all of us.”
While supplies last, a free Guy Harvey poster will be given to customers purchasing $20 or more in Guy Harvey merchandise. Dr. Harvey will only be signing Guy Harvey merchandise and there will be a wide variety of Guy Harvey merchandise available for purchase during the event. Ron Jon Surf Shop will donate 10% from the sale of Guy Harvey merchandise that day to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
About Guy Harvey
Guy Harvey is a marine wildlife artist and conservationist who earned a Ph.D. in Fisheries Biology. His depictions of marine life, especially of sportfish such as marlin, are very popular with sport fishermen and have been reproduced in prints, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, clothing, and other consumer items. Harvey is also a very vocal and active advocate for marine conservation, having established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University of Fort Lauderdale, Florida as well as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organization that funds marine conservation research and educational initiatives. www.guyharvey.com
About Ron Jon Surf Shop
Ron Jon Surf Shop was founded in 1959 by surfing enthusiast Ron DiMenna. Two years later, he opened a tiny oceanside shop in Long Beach Island, N.J. The lifestyle –apparel and board-sports-equipment retailer has since opened stores in Cocoa Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Key West, Panama Beach, Fla, Myrtle Beach, S.C. and the newest store in Clearwater Beach. The flagship store in Cocoa Beach is the world’s largest surf shop. It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.