Ocean Organization Spotlight

Introducing MST’s latest series: Ocean Organization Spotlight. Here, we will feature all kinds of foundations and organizations around the world that are working to protect the oceans and its inhabitants, educate the public, create effective policies and foster scientific research. We’re kickstarting the series with a new spotlight every week, so check back often!

American Cetacean Society
Since first forming the American Cetacean Society back in 1967 and filing for non-profit organization in 1968, ACS has become, among other things, a special medium for whale scientists — a nexus between them and laypeople who don’t know much about whales and dolphins but who want to learn. Continue reading…

Beneath the Waves™
Now in its fifth year, Beneath the Waves Film Festival promotes ocean conservation and science communication by sharing short films about marine science and marine conservation efforts produced by scientists, students and advocates with varying levels of filmmaking experience. Continue reading…

The Black Fish
The Black Fish is an international marine conservation movement working to end industrial and illegal overfishing of our oceans through educational programs and grassroots campaigns. Continue reading…

Deep Green Wilderness
She sits in waiting at a beautiful Shilshole Marina just outside of Seattle, Washington. Orion, a 64’ wooden yawl, is being prepared for another epic summer exploring the waters of the Pacific North West. Now owned and operated by Captain Kevin Campion and his company, Deep Green Wilderness, Orion’s newest purpose is to act as a roving classroom and research facility. Continue reading…

Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program
The objective of the GTCP is to protect Gnaraloo’s turtle rookeries by gathering baseline data on the nesting beaches. The data collected through the GTCP monitoring program will shed light on their nesting behavior and patterns of movement.

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (GLNC) was founded in 1984 as a place for environmental education and conservation. Thirty years later, their mission remains the same: “To increase public awareness of coastal and marine ecosystems through research, education, preservation, and conservation.” Continue reading…

Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island
Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is a non-profit sail education organization that provides opportunities for guests to live and learn aboard a functioning tall ship. The ship is named after Oliver Hazard Perry, an American naval officer who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his actions in the War of 1812. Continue reading…

Orca Network
Orca Network was founded in 1995 as the Tokitae Foundation (the captive orca Lolita was originally known as Tokitae), to publicize the plight of a member of the Southern Resident orca community kept on display in a marine park in Miami, and to campaign for her retirement in her native waters, which continues today. Continue reading…

Paleo Quest
Paleo Quest is a 501c3 non-profit Citizen Science service and research organization whose mission is to advance the sciences of paleontology and geology through research, exploration and science education. Paleo Quest has found fossil remains of just about every vertebrate mentioned on MST, including whales, seals, sharks and more! Continue reading…

Pangaea Exploration
Pangaea Exploration is an environmental research firm that supports marine exploration, education and conservation with the goal of improving the health of marine life and inspiring a new generation of marine conservationists. Continue reading…

Point 97
In order to successfully manage and protect the ocean, policy makers and resource managers need to know about all of the ways it is used by both people and marine life. The problem is that there really isn’t one place to access all that data, such as information on fisheries, maps of migrating marine mammals, areas with the greatest wind-energy potential and much, much more. That’s where Point 97 comes in. Continue reading…

Rendezvous Dive Adventures
Peter Mieras and Kathy Johnson run their independent dive charter resort, Rendezvous Dive Adventure, out of the comfort of their lodge home. Their mission is to share the rich natural scenery and wildlife of Vancouver Island’s Northern coast. Besides providing guests with some of the best diving Vancouver Island has to offer, Peter and Kathy have another mission; to act as caretakers for their unique corner of the world. Continue reading…

The Watermen Project
The Watermen Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ocean conservation with a focus on sharks. Volunteers at The Watermen Project photograph and tag sharks on a single breath of air, without the use of cages, protective devices, or loud scuba gear. Continue reading…

YWF-KIDO Foundation
The YWF-KIDO Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by two passionate Italian conservationists, Dr. Marina Fastigi and Dario Sandrini. The foundation’s primary mission is to preserve the natural ecosystems of Carriacou, while also respecting the local heritage and providing education and career development to the island community. Continue reading…

Ocean Organization Spotlight

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