• Happy Blue Earth Day!

    Today much of the world celebrates our planet Earth. As Arthur C. Clarke noted, “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.”Since we share an interconnected planet, though, everything that each of us does for Earth Day also benefits our world’s ocean. Overconsumption, improper development, polluted runoff from farms, yards, […]

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  • UN declares June 8th as World Oceans Day

    Exciting news! The United Nations has declared June 8th as World Oceans Day!Congratulations to all! Making this happen was a truly worldwide effort and something we can all take credit for in making this possible. Link here for the official U.N. Resolution that authorizes June 8th as World Oceans Day beginning in 2009. By the […]

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  • Happy Passover and Easter

    Just a reminder of why some of us do what we do (at the zoo)!

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  • Further evidence of the need to more effectively communicate for conservation

    Clearly those of us working to protect and conserve our world’s ocean and climate need to do a much better job of educating and communicating with visitors to our facilities and the public, especially during these hard economic times. The data from recent polling – including our recent comprehensive survey which is still being analyzed– […]

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  • “one ocean one climate one future”

    If you’re not already planning an event, now is the time to rally your colleagues and plan an exciting event on or around World Ocean Day, June 8th, at your facility or organization.The Ocean Project, working with the World Ocean Network, helps to coordinate events and activities with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, […]

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  • The problems with America’s favorite seafood

    Orion Magazine always has thoughtful articles on the connection between the environment and social and political issues. This month’s issue features a story on the problem with shrimp. “All You Can Eat” gives you a taste of shrimping, shrimp farming, and why shrimp – in nearly all cases – is not a sustainable choice for […]

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  • Her Deepness Wins the 2009 TED Prize

    Sylvia Earle, one of the most knowledgeable and passionate advocates for the ocean, has received a prestigious TED Prize. While TED Prize winners receive $100,000, the prize offers much more to help people realize their dreams. Winners are granted “One Wish to Change the World” and the TED network provides invaluable talent and resources in […]

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  • Take the plunge with Google Ocean

    Google Earth now encompasses the 71% of the planet’s surface that is ocean. With the new ocean layer, you can take the plunge all over our planet, view content from BBC and National Geographic, and explore 3D shipwrecks like the Titanic. Also, with the new Google Earth 5.0 (beta) you can see how your community […]

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  • Jobs and the economy top priorities while environmental concerns slide

    As one might have guessed, jobs and the economy are top of mind among Americans, according to the latest survey by Pew Research Center, and the environment and global climate change are lesser priorities at this point in time. Our Ocean Project survey findings are quite similar. In the Pew survey, climate concerns came in […]

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  • Museums Can Help Invent a Better Future and Save the World

    National Public Radio recently concluded a series entitled, “Museums In The 21st Century,” exploring the history of the nation’s museums and looking ahead to the future.One of the more thought-provoking stories in this series, “Interactive Games Make Museums A Place To Play,” highlighted the Center for the Future of Museums’ inaugural lecture by Dr. Jane […]

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