Actual arrival: October 19, 2009
Actual departure: October 26, 2009
Miami Port Host: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami
Miami Port Sponsor: The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation
Public Events during the Miami Port Call – October 18-25
Event: Sailing in Ice: A Public Presentation by the crew of Ocean Watch. All ages welcome, no cost to attend.
Date: Friday, October 23rd
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: UM Rosenstiel School Auditorium, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Event: Around the Americas Community Day. Includes displays from local environmental, educational, conservation organizations and features the Ocean Watch open house including opportunities to meet the crew, view Ocean Watch, and see marine science demonstrations conducted by the onboard educator from the Pacific Science Center. All ages welcome, no cost to attend.
Date: Saturday, October 24th
Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Bicentennial Park: 1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132. See map above.
*Please note that all event dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please refer to this page for updates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Every year, the Port of Miami hosts more cruise ships with more passengers (nearly 4 million) than any other port in the world. The port also accommodates the largest volume of cruise ships in the world and is home to many cruise line headquarters. Port officials have established several environmental protection programs including a restoration of tidal red mangroves at Oleta River State Park, about 12 miles north of the port. When completed, this project will protect the shore from hurricanes and soil erosion, providing a safe habitat for fish and birds. A census of marine life in the nearby Florida Keys estimates that the once plentiful numbers of grouper, grunt and snapper has been reduced by nearly 70 percent due to excessive commercial and recreational fishing.