Ocean First Institute is a non-profit organization with the mission of ocean conservation through research and education. Our organization is unique because we value the synergy between research and education. The purpose of our research is to protect ocean wildlife and critical habitats. We use the stories and experiences from our field work to educate and inspire young people in classrooms all over the world.
Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning actress Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Avatar, Gorillas in the Mist) has been tapped to narrate Secrets of the Whales, a four-part event series for Nat Geo, with Oscar-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-At-Large James Cameron to serve as executive producer. T...
Our #WhatIsItWednesday is the leopard seal! It is counter shaded and it's only natural predator is the killer whale. They have a large mouth to body size and sometimes they eat penguins and marine mammals.
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.