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We have inspired over 110,000 students in 35 countries

with our education programs. 

 

“We protect what we love

We love what we understand

We understand what we are taught”

 

 

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Ocean First Institute3 days ago
The fossil of a huge freshwater turtle has been found and put this giant around the size of a car!
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We have a thing for octopus! They are smart and inquisitive and we befriended many on our dives in Palau. Did you know octopus have 3 hearts and blue blood? Yes! And, scientists recently found that octopus skin contains the same light-sensitive proteins present in octopus eyes, meaning an octopus’s skin can sense and respond to light without information from the eyes or brain.
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Ocean First Institute5 days ago
While doing my dissertation I spent a lot of time studying fish eyes. They are incredible, but not many as amazing as the Crocodile Fish. In all the years I have talked about them, I never thought I would see one in real life. Not only did I see one, but how about three!!!! It was one of the most mind blowing moments for me. The eyes of the Crocodile Fish have iris lappets. These projections help break up the black pupil of the fish, improve its camouflage and help control the amount of light entering the eye. NATURE IS AMAZING! What a gorgeous fish. 😍
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Our team was able to measure Blacktip, Whitetip, and Grey reef sharks in Yap and Palau with our twin lasers. On one of the dives the current was so strong we had to use hooks to anchor in and fly like kites off the reef wall. Awesome! https://t.co/TGpXxxKGKB
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Mikki doing the Disco Clam Dance in Palau as her group finds one flashing in a cave! https://t.co/VocyTdHOU0
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Our ocean exploration program lets students experience virtual SCUBA diving right in their classroom! We love having the chance to talk about underwater robotics, diving, and the use of technology in ocean conservation with these amazing students. #outreach @SVVSD @SVVSDScience https://t.co/s5tULBcWKB OceanFirstInst photo

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sydney Eckert

Volunteer Spotlight: Sydney Eckert

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Creature Feature: Oceanic Whitetip Shark

Creature Feature: Oceanic Whitetip Shark

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Notes From the Field – Florida Expedition 2019

Notes From the Field – Florida Expedition 2019

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Volunteer Spotlight: Klara Fejer

Volunteer Spotlight: Klara Fejer

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SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS

Learning about our connection to the ocean is key to creating a brighter tomorrow. Education is the cornerstone to changing our behaviors and protecting our ocean. We are impactful in our virtual expeditions, in-school outreach programs and our online courses with core partner Ocean First Education.

VOLUNTEER WITH US

There are opportunities for interested volunteers! Volunteers can have a meaningful impact on the local community and beyond by contributing to our outreach program. We are actively seeking volunteers to get involved. Contact us today.

SUPPORT OUR RESEARCH

We directly support conservation by conducting research on imperiled wildlife and ecosystems. You can accompany us on our research expeditions and learn how to become a true ocean ambassador.