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    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

    Celebrating our Blue Planet this Earth Day

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    Celebrating our Blue Planet this Earth Day

    When I grow up, I want to be a shark photographer!” Actually, those words never once crossed my lips when I was young. Quite the contrary, I was terrified of sharks. As a child in the mid-to-late 1970s, I was very aware of the blockbuster movie ‘JAWS,’ and its portrayal of a vengeful, man-eating great white shark. So how did I go from being convinced that I was about to be a shark’s next meal to traveling the world to photograph and try to save them?  A big part of that had to do with my becoming a diver and actually seeing sharks in the wild.... READ MORE

    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