One of our projects, the Cuba Marine Research and Conservation Program (CMRC), was recently mentioned in Men's Journal! The article described the unique combination of science and travel that is incorporated on the trips run by CMRC. Full article here.
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JetBlue, The Ocean Foundation and A.T. Kearney Begin to Quantify the Value of Shoreline Conservation, Highlighting the Connection Between Healthy Ecosystems and Increased Revenue
"EcoEarnings: A Shore Thing" Marks the First Study to Directly Correlate the Long-Term Health of the Caribbean Shorelines to JetBlue's Investment in the Region and Bottom-Line
By Mark J. Spalding, President
It would be nice to find ways and times to be consciously grateful for what we receive every day, but we all know that it can be hard to do so when schedules fill and deadlines loom. Thus Thanksgiving week offers us a nice opportunity to step back and express our thanks, however briefly. The amazing thing about the ocean is that it fulfills so many of our needs not only without our expressed gratitude, but also despite the many ways we take it for granted, or worse, cause harm to the life within.
A 'No More Mining' message taken to PNG investors
Bank of South Pacific questioned on investment in deep sea mining
The Ocean Foundation celebrates Marine Mammal Month in February. In Florida, November is Manatee Awareness Month with good reason. It is the time of year when manatees start their swim to warmer waters and are at great risk of being struck by boaters because despite their generous size, they are hard to see unless you are looking carefully for them.
By, Mark J. Spalding, President, The Ocean Foundation
This week I had the great good fortune to join about two dozen of our colleagues in Seattle for a briefing about the “second climate solution” also known as BioCarbon. Put simply: If the first climate solution is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and moving towards energy sources that are more sustainable and less polluting, then the second is making sure that we don’t forget about those natural systems that have so long been our allies in removing and storing excess carbon from the atmosphere.
By Ben Scheelk, Program Associate
Volunteering in Costa Rica Part III
Ever dreamed of seeing Cuba? Wonder what keeps those old rat rod cars running? What about all the hype about Cuba’s well-preserved coastal habitats? This year The Ocean Foundation received its people to people license from the Department of Treasury, which allows us to bring US travelers to experience the island’s culture and natural resources first hand.
By Mark J. Spalding, President, The Ocean Foundation
Raise your hand if you have heard the term “king tide.” Raise your hand if the term sends you rushing to the tidal charts for your part of the coast. Raise your hand if it means you’ll change your daily commute to stay out of flooded areas because today there will be a “king tide.”
By: Kate Maude
For most of my childhood, I dreamt of the ocean. Growing up in a small suburb of Chicago, family trips to the coast only occurred every two or three years, but I jumped at every chance to learn more about marine environment. The shocking images of deep-sea creatures and the magnificent diversity of coral reefs that I came across in books and at aquariums amazed my young mind and, at eight years old, led me declare my intent to become a marine biologist to all those who would listen.