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News
Date:
Monday, December 22, 2014
Author: 8

Washington, DC — The Aleutian Islands marine ecosystem deserves designation as Alaska’s first National Marine Sanctuary, according to a formal nomination spearheaded by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and several Alaska and national marine conservation organizations. Although more than half of Alaska’s lands receive permanent federal protection, virtually none of Alaska’s federal waters receive comparable protective status.

Tags:
Conserving Marine Habitats and Special Places, Polar Seas
Blog
Date:
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Author: 8

By Mark J. Spalding, President

Tags:
Oil & Gas, Shipping, Coasts and Beaches, Conserving Marine Habitats and Special Places
News
Date:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Author: 8

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. 

Tags:
Sea Turtles, Education, Travel
News
Date:
Monday, December 15, 2014
Author: 8

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

Tags:
Marine Debris, Coasts and Beaches
Blog
Date:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Author: 8

By Mark J. Spalding, President

Tags:
Marine Mammals, Shipping, Oil & Gas
Blog
Date:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Author: 8

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.

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About The Ocean Foundation
News
Date:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Author: 8

A 'No More Mining' message taken to PNG investors
Bank of South Pacific questioned on investment in deep sea mining

Tags:
Deep Sea Mining
News
Date:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Author: 8

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Tags:
Blue Carbon
Blog
Date:
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Author: 8

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.

Tags:
Marine Mammals
Blog
Date:
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Author: 10

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. 

Tags:
Blue Carbon, Coasts and Beaches
Blog
Date:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Author: 8

By Ben Scheelk, Program Associate

Volunteering in Costa Rica Part III

Tags:
Blue Carbon, Coasts and Beaches, Travel, About The Ocean Foundation
Blog
Date:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Author: 8

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.

Tags:
Ocean Leadership, Travel

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