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Educating the Next Generation

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Educating the Next Generation

Earlier this year, Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, got to participate in the Blue Ocean Business Summit with other marine conservationists and photographers. During her interview with our board member and founder of The Blue Ocean Business Summit, Laurie Wilson, she explained that “Working with young people is an elixir- It gives me hope!”. You can also watch the interview here. ... READ MORE

Youth Shark Expedition- Bahamas!

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Youth Shark Expedition- Bahamas!

Imagine you are just 12 years old and about to jump off a boat into water filled with circling Caribbean Reef sharks! Well this happened last week and students walked away from their week long adventure as shark advocates!... READ MORE

Ocean First Featured in the Denver Post!

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Ocean First Featured in the Denver Post!

“The sea supports all life on the planet. It provides the oxygen we breathe and absorbs a lot of the carbon dioxide that we put in the atmosphere,” said Ocean First Founder and Chief Visionary Officer Graham Casden. “Yet, we’ve done very little to care for it.”... READ MORE

Ocean First Institute In The Times Call

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Ocean First Institute In The Times Call

Two Skyline High seniors are fine-tuning an underwater shark measuring device that will be used later this month in research. Alejandro Coronado and Marco Guerrero, who are part of St. Vrain Valley’s aquatics robotics team at the school district’s Innovation Center, created the device for Boulder-based Ocean First Institute executive director Mikki McComb-Kobza.... READ MORE

A Monumental Year for Marine Conservation

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A Monumental Year for Marine Conservation

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s important to reflect on our environmental successes. This past year saw big gains for ocean conservation in the creation of the world’s two largest marine protected areas.... READ MORE

Spooky Ocean Critters

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Spooky Ocean Critters

With Halloween right around the corner, here are some of the spookiest creatures that call the ocean’s cold dark depths home.... READ MORE

FREE LIVE BROADCAST!

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FREE LIVE BROADCAST!

Join Dr. Mikki on an adventure of a lifetime as she takes you with her on a dive with Great White Sharks! Learn all about these incredible sharks as she narrates the whole experience while underwater.

LIVE Monday, October 24th at 10:30 am MST

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Get Involved with National Estuaries Week

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Get Involved with National Estuaries Week

This week is National Estuaries Week, and here at Ocean First Institute we are joining in the celebration of our country’s coasts and estuaries. Since 1988, National Estuaries Week has sought to bring awareness to the many benefits that estuaries provide and to encourage action and stewardship on their behalf.... READ MORE

High, But Not So Dry

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High, But Not So Dry

Did you know that we once had ocean in Colorado? Over millions of years, our state changed from a floodplain to beach to ocean to swamp! And 150,000 million years ago, there were quite a few different animals walking and swimming around.... READ MORE

SEVENSEAS MAGAZINE features Blue Certified Article: Who You Dive With Matters

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SEVENSEAS MAGAZINE features Blue Certified Article: Who You Dive With Matters

As part of Blue Certified’s partnership with SEVENSEAS Magazine, we invite you to dive into SEVENSEAS and explore our sustainable scuba diving article.

For many travelers, a spectacular dive is the highlight of a vacation. We seek a special glimpse of the underwater world as we glide among fascinating creatures and formations. The experience is exhilarating with the chance to see an eel or even a shark, awe-inspiring with amazing colors and textures, and relaxing with the whole sublime scene set to the rhythmic sounds of our own breathing…... READ MORE