Ocean Week Makes a Splash in Panama City Beach
Posted on: July 18, 2014
We’ve been exploring the ocean for generations. But it seems the more we learn about it, the less we know. Vast in scope and size, brimming with strange animals and plants, the world that lies beneath the sea is still largely a mystery. Yet the importance of a vibrant ocean and its untapped resources becomes increasingly obvious.
That goes double for those of us in Florida. Panama City Beach├»┬┐┬Żs Ocean Week, July 21 ├»┬┐┬Ż 27, 2014, understands and celebrates that fact. The event was inspired by advancements in underwater exploration, and it honors them in a big way. And it├»┬┐┬Żs only right.
That├»┬┐┬Żs because many of those advancements were made possible when the Panama City Beach Navy Mine Defense Laboratory developed SeaLab I, currently on display at the Man in the Sea Museum.
The event commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the SeaLab program and also acknowledges continuing achievement in underwater exploration. Plus it emphasizes the importance that a healthy ocean plays in our lives. It does this with a bevy of events, activities, and fun├»┬┐┬Żall guaranteed to make your whole gang smile. Ocean Week events include:
├»┬┐┬ŻFishing workshops, including workshops for kids
├»┬┐┬ŻShell Island Shoreline Clean-up
├»┬┐┬ŻSpecial musical guests
├»┬┐┬ŻCaribbean Pig Roast
├»┬┐┬ŻA boat show
├»┬┐┬ŻThe Lion-Tamer Dive Tournament (a spearfishing tournament to help control the invasive, destructive Lion Fish)
├»┬┐┬ŻAnd too much more to list
The events are just the tip of the sandbar. Click Here for a full list of events in PDF format.