The Earth rising in the distance in stark contrast to the moon. A polar bear stranded on a floating patch of ice. A pelican drenched in oil.
If you’ve worked in the nonprofit world for ten years like I have, you get accustomed to saving money every step of the way. You work so hard to find funding to run your programs, it becomes standard operating procedure to search for the best deals, conserving funds as much as possible. Needless to say, you don’t usually get a chance to purchase top-of-the-line outdoor equipment and gear.
Official Statement from The Ocean Foundation:
We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Sagan Lewis and her family in choosing The Ocean Foundation as a way to remember her life, her spirit, and her love of the ocean. As recently reported, her widower Tom Fontana noted her love of the ocean in this way:
Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Social Sciences, says his marching orders come from the very top of the Catholic Church.
Claire Christian is the Acting Executive Director of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), our friendly office neighbors here in DC and out in the global ocean.
Office of the Spokesperson
July 25, 2016
At the end of June, I had the pleasure and privilege to attend the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), the premier conference for coral reef scientists from all over the world held every four years. I was there with Fernando Bretos, the director of the CubaMar program.
Scientists estimate that the species now numbers about 60 individuals and is declining rapidly. We do not know the age/sex composition of the remaining individuals and, in particular, we do not know the number of females and their reproductive capacity. If the remaining population includes more males or older females than expected (or hoped), then the species’ status is even worse than the total number indicates.
On the edge of a far-flung lagoon in Baja California Sur, surrounded by a landscape of low-lying succulents, expansive salt flats, and towering cardón cacti that appear on the horizon as totem-like sentinels enveloped in a mirage, there is a small laboratory. The Francisco “Pachico” Mayoral Field Laboratory.