We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to expanding public awareness of our ocean's ecology through education, music and art.
Tax ID: 81-1188691
To unify diverse groups of people for one common cause - our oceans
"The oceans are under immense pressure from overfishing, coastal pollution, habitat destruction, climate change, and ocean acidification, with plasticization of the ocean needing immediate attention.
Solutions are needed NOW."
Speaker Series 2017
Date: September 17, 2017
Time: 10am - 5pm
Where: Main Beach, Santa Cruz, California
Event Highlights:The Speaker Series is a free admission educational event focused on the ocean and the importance of its role in our lives.
Speakers with backgrounds in marine science and conservation will give presentations on ocean ecology, habitat preservation, coastal pollution and other related topics.
Join us and discover how you can help our oceans, too!
Intermissions:LED walls featuring underwater video with music.
More to come!TBD
Sam is the Chairperson at Surfrider Foundation, Santa Cruz. He will discuss local ocean bacteria levels and the progress that is being made.Sam Blakesley
Anika Ballent is Education Director at Algalita located in Long Beach, California. Anika has a Master’s degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada where she investigated microplastic pollution in the sediments of the Great Lakes.Anika Ballent
Mr. Haifley has been Executive Director at O’Neill Sea Odyssey since 1999. He is a leading advocate for hands-on environmental education. Dan has received recognition for his efforts to establish the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, his promotion of local ordinances regarding offshore oil and his dedication to protecting California’s coastline.Dan Haifley
Captain Nancy Black is a Marine Biologist & owner of Monterey Bay Whale Watch. She has a Master’s of Marine Science degree from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Nancy has worked with cetaceans in Monterey Bay for over 25 years as the primary investigator for the Oceanic Society’s whale and dolphin research program.Nancy Black
Save Our Shores is a direct action network founded in 1978. Located in Santa Cruz, California, S.O.S. was instrumental in keeping offshore oil away from the Central Coast. They were also involved in establishing boundaries for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and are actively involved in coastal cleanup.Katherine O’Dea