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Date:
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Author: 252

Dear Friend of the Ocean,

For me, 2017 was the year of the island, and thus of expanded horizons. The year’s site visits, workshops and conferences took me to islands and island nations around the globe. I looked for the Southern Cross before I crossed to the north of the Tropic of Capricorn. I gained a day when I crossed the international date line. I crossed the equator. And, I crossed the Tropic of Cancer, and I waved at the North Pole as my flight tracked the northern route to Europe.

Tags:
Ocean Acidification, Sea Level Rise, SDG 14, Islands, Climate Change
Blog
Date:
Monday, January 8, 2018
Author: 252

For those who care about our ocean, the life within, and the human communities that depend on a healthy ocean— the specter of expanding industrial use of the ocean threatens all of the work that is being done to address the existing harm from human activities. As we try to reduce dead zones, increase fish abundance, protect marine mammal populations from harm, and promote a positive human relationship with the ocean on which all human life depends, the last thing we need is expanded offshore oil drilling.

Tags:
Conserving Marine Habitats and Special Places
Blog
Date:
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Author: 252

Dear TOF Community,

Marine Scientist, Michelle Ridgway was one of the first people I met when I began working in Alaska nearly 20 years ago. In our most recent work together, The Ocean Foundation helped sponsor a group of young people from Alaska to travel to Washington DC for Capitol Hill Oceans Week. She was a passionate advocate for our ocean, right down to such critical details as supporting the citizen-approved initiative to keep cruise ships from discharging wastewater into Alaska’s vulnerable nearshore waters.

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Blog
Date:
Monday, December 18, 2017
Author: 252

“Where are you from?”

“Houston, Texas.”

“Oh, my goodness. I’m so sorry. How’s your family doing?”

“Good. All’s well that ends well.”

As a native Houstonian who has called Houston home all my (short) life, I’ve lived through Allison, Rita, Katrina, Ike, and now Harvey. From our home on the west side of Houston, we are not unfamiliar with floods. Generally, our neighborhood floods once a year for about a day, most of the time it occurs during the spring.

Tags:
71%, Climate Change
Blog
Date:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Author: 252

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Welcome to our first-ever holiday gift guide for those who wish to purchase gifts through our partners. By purchasing these items, you’ll be directly helping us keep the ocean clean and healthy. Feel good about buying these gifts that will keep on giving!

 

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Blog
Date:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Author: 252

A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear friends of the ocean and other members of The Ocean Foundation Community, 

I am pleased to present our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017 (1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017) – our 15th year!  

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71%
Blog
Date:
Monday, November 13, 2017
Author: 252

Climate Resilience and The Future
@COP23
#oceanforclimate
#becausetheocean

 

Tags:
Climate Change
Blog
Date:
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Author: 8

Recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria, whose effects and devastation are still being felt throughout the Caribbean and United States, remind us that our coasts and those who live near them are vulnerable. As storms intensify with a changing climate, what are our options to further protect our coasts from storm surges and flooding? Man-made structural defense measures, like seawalls, are often incredibly costly. They need to be continually updated as sea level rises, are a detriment to tourism, and adding concrete can damage natural coastal environments.

Tags:
Climate Change, Seagrass, Protecting Species of Concern
News
Date:
Friday, October 6, 2017
Author: 252

PRESS BRIEFING 
6Oct17 
15:45, Malta at the Our Ocean conference 2017 

Today, The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The Ocean Foundation (TOF) are signing an MOU to commit to co-host three workshops on ocean acidification to benefit 10 Pacific Island (large ocean states) nations. 

SPREP and TOF have mutual interests in relation to the protection and conservation of the marine environment, particularly in the areas of ocean acidification, climate change, and integrated governance.

Tags:
Ocean Acidification
Blog
Date:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Author: 8

In a memo to President Trump, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has proposed shrinking six of our national monuments, and making management changes for four national monuments. Three of the affected national monuments protect critical areas in US waters.

Tags:
Protecting Species of Concern
Blog
Date:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Author: 252

Hurricane Harvey, as with other disasters, has demonstrated once again that communities gather and help each other when the need arises. Further, we saw those leaders who failed to help where they could, were swayed by the common belief that they needed to act to help the vulnerable and house the displaced. Sadly, we all need to remember to speak for the vulnerable and the abused even when not faced with cataclysmic weather or other disasters, natural and man-made.

Tags:
DEI
News
Date:
Friday, August 25, 2017
Author: 252

Conservationists Call for Mako Shark Fishing Ban
New Population Assessment Reveals Serious Overfishing in North Atlantic


PRESS RELEASES
By Shark Trust, Shark Advocates and Project AWARE
24 AUGUST 2017  |  6:03 AM

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Tags:
Protecting Species of Concern

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