• Opinion: Lessons learned from vaquita conservation efforts

    Photo: Paula Olson for NOAA https://flic.kr/p/zerNcQ Post by David Bader, Aquarium of the Pacific A tiny porpoise is struggling for its survival in Mexico. Gillnets set for shrimp and fish have reduced the population to less than 30 animals. However, la vaquita marina, Phocoena sinus, is not extinct. The species holds on in the Upper Gulf […]

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  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Calgary Zoo team up to host an international zoo and aquarium Plastic Free July EcoChallenge

    Guest blog written by Krystina Jarvis (Columbus Zoo & Aquarium) and Deanna Snell (Calgary Zoo) Plastic has become so ubiquitous in our everyday lives that we often times don’t even notice it.  It can seem impossible to live without it, but it wasn’t that long ago we did exactly that.  Plastic production grew in the […]

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  • World Oceans Day 2018 was the biggest, most impactful yet!

    Thanks to the participation of hundreds of organizations, including aquariums and zoos, private businesses and public agencies, schools and youth groups, and many more, World Oceans Day 2018 became the biggest and most impactful yet! Millions of people celebrated and took action in 140 countries at over 1,500 events. Read more in the newly released 2018 Annual Report.

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  • Happy World Oceans Day!

    Feliz Día Mundial de los Océanos! يوم عالمي سعيد للمحيطات Bonne Journée Mondiale de l’Océan! 世界海洋日快樂 Fröhlichen Tag des Meeres! Счастливый Всемирный день океанов! শুভবিশ্বমহাসাগরদিবস! Felice Giornata Mondiale degli Oceani! ハッピー世界海洋デー Vrolijk Wereld Oceanen Dag! ਧੰਨਵਿਸ਼ਵਸਮੁੰਦਰਦਿਵਸ! Feliz Dia Mundial dos Oceanos! हैप्पीविश्वमहासागरदिवसकेअवसर! Chúc mừng Ngày Đại dương Thế giới 행복한세계해양의날 สุขสันต์วันทะเลโลก روز جهانی اقیانوسها مبارک […]

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  • Saving Energy to Save Wildlife

    The recruitment phase of the Philadelphia Zoo’s “Saving Energy to Save Wildlife” project concluded at the end of 2016 with impressive results. Drawing from NNOCCI framing methods, guests were engaged with Zoo interpreters through a short hands-on activity showing the effects that ocean acidification has on marine ecosystems, as well as how saving energy at […]

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  • Americans Are Heartwired to Love the Ocean

    In a deeply divided country, here’s how advocates can put that to work to protect the ocean for future generations By Robert Pérez & Amy Simon   “The ocean does something to your spirit,” an African-American woman from Charlotte, North Carolina volunteered during a focus group. “You are stressed out when you are driving. You […]

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  • World Oceans Day 2017 Annual Report

    Thanks to your participation, and that of hundreds of organizations, schools, businesses, and governments, World Oceans Day reached new heights for global ocean awareness and involvement. With 1,000+ events in 100+ countries and a huge social media presence, this annual celebration of our shared ocean continues expanding in many exciting ways, creating more impact around […]

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  • The World Unites On June 8 For World Oceans Day

    World Oceans Day 2017 will be the biggest and best yet! For 2017, hundreds of celebrations are planned in over 100 countries – from the United Nations Oceans Conference being centered around World Oceans Day in New York, to the Bahria University in Pakistan holding events across their campus, to the Council of the Haida Nation and Gwaii Haanas […]

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  • Get Ready for World Oceans Day 2017!

    The Ocean Project promotes and coordinates World Oceans Day as a unique opportunity to celebrate our ocean and its life, and engage people in positive and empowering ways. The theme for World Oceans Day 2017 is “Our Oceans, Our Future,” with a conservation action focus on encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter […]

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  • Youth Taking the Lead for Conservation Action

    In the summer of 2016, Phillipe Cousteau, grandson of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, recognized youth as “the hope for our oceans.” Across the globe, there is an ever-growing group of young and passionate leaders with confident “can-do” attitudes ready to make positive changes for our planet. Today more than ever, these youth are involved in […]

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