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    Landlocked Researcher is a Shark’s Best Friend

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    Landlocked Researcher is a Shark’s Best Friend

    You couldn’t be much further from the ocean, and sharks, than Colorado. Yet it’s here that the Ocean First Institute in Boulder has become one of the marine animal’s most fervent benefactors.... READ MORE

    Creature Feature: Coral

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    Creature Feature: Coral

    Recent research has revealed the dire state of our planet’s coral reefs. Coral bleaching and reef death are occurring at an unprecedented rate. That being said, do we give up just because things look bleak? No! It inspires new minds and bodies to take action and do their part to learn about and protect these precious species and ecosystems.... READ MORE

    Connecting Youth with the Ocean

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    Connecting Youth with the Ocean

    Our Executive Director, Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, recently had the opportunity to join the Misión Tiburón team in Costa Rica to participate in a special shark education event.... READ MORE

    Inspiration from Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle

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    Inspiration from Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle

    Ocean First Institute’s Klara Fejer recounts the inspirational trip she took to Cocos Island alongside marine science legend, Dr. Sylvia Earle. ... READ MORE

    Community Scholarships Help Campers Shine!

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    Community Scholarships Help Campers Shine!

    The donations of time, work, and funds that our supporters, volunteers, and donors provide allow us to expand our scope and make a bigger difference in our community and for the planet. Learn how scholarships helped shape our summer camp programs!... READ MORE

    Help us Protect the Ocean by Participating in Plastic-Free July!

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    Help us Protect the Ocean by Participating in Plastic-Free July!

    It’s plastic-free July! Read our tips for going plastic free to improve ocean health and the health of the entire planet. We can be the solution to better marine health, whether we live on the coast or in the Rocky Mountains!... READ MORE

    Creature Feature: Disco Clams

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    Creature Feature: Disco Clams

    We jump at every opportunity we get to share our knowledge and love of the ocean, but not all marine creatures get the attention they deserve. Today, we will focus on the strange and beautiful disco clam, Ctenoides ales. These groovy bivalves of the Indo-Pacific get their name from the flashing light display that they put on!... READ MORE

    Staff Spotlight: Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza

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    Staff Spotlight: Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza

    Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza turned her fear of sharks into a love of sharks and marine science. Now she’s one of the world’s leading shark biologists and she’s leading efforts to create a new generation of ocean advocates right here in the mountains!... READ MORE

    Celebrating World Oceans Day with Ocean First Institute

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    Celebrating World Oceans Day with Ocean First Institute

    While we mark every day at Ocean First Institute with marine conservation and stewardship efforts, we like to take special measure to celebrate and renew our commitment to these precious underwater ecosystems on World Oceans Day!... READ MORE

    Ocean First Institute and Misión Tiburón Receive Disney Conservation Grant for Shark Research in Costa Rica

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    Ocean First Institute and Misión Tiburón Receive Disney Conservation Grant for Shark Research in Costa Rica

    Ocean First Institute and Misión Tiburón are excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Disney Conservation Fund as a part of the Fund’s focus on reversing the decline of at-risk wildlife around the world. The conservation grant recognizes Ocean First Institute and Misión Tiburón’s efforts to protect and conserve Costa Rica’s endangered scalloped hammerhead shark.... READ MORE