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Creature Feature: Oceanic Whitetip Shark

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Creature Feature: Oceanic Whitetip Shark

Check out our Creature Feature post celebrating Shark Week with oceanic whitetip sharks! ... READ MORE

Notes From the Field – Florida Expedition 2019

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Notes From the Field – Florida Expedition 2019

Check out Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza’s notes from the field from our latest research expedition to Florida!... READ MORE

Out of the Classroom, Into the Field: Belize Expedition

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Out of the Classroom, Into the Field: Belize Expedition

Underwater baited cameras, plankton tows, coral transects, and laser photogrammetry devices made up only a portion of the scientific apparatus aboard the Belize Aggressor III, where Kent Denver students performed hands-on citizen science on a recent youth research expedition.... READ MORE

Creature Feature: Great White Sharks

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Creature Feature: Great White Sharks

A massive Great White Shark appeared off the coast of Hawaii a few weeks ago and researchers identified her as “Deep Blue” a shark that was previously filmed and tagged thousands of miles away in Guadalupe Island off Mexico.... READ MORE

Ocean Conservation in Colorado?

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Ocean Conservation in Colorado?

This is one of the main questions asked at Ocean First Institute community outreach events. While there is quite some distance from the mountains of Colorado to the ocean shorelines, it is easy to forget the interconnectedness of the world’s waterways. Our actions in Colorado affect marine life all across the globe.... READ MORE

Ocean First Institute Receives Sea of Change Foundation Grant for Shark and Ray Research in Costa Rica

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Ocean First Institute Receives Sea of Change Foundation Grant for Shark and Ray Research in Costa Rica

In an on-going effort to support marine conservation across the scuba diving community, the Sea of Change Foundation is pleased to support the Ocean First Institute’s shark and ray conservation project in Costa Rica.... READ MORE

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

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

Our Newest Scientific Publication

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Our Newest Scientific Publication

Congratulations to Mision Tiburon and our Director, Dr. Mikki,  as they just published their first paper together in the International Journal of Tropical Biology! ... READ MORE

Publication in Review

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Publication in Review

The Institute has been collaborating with another non-profit organization based in Costa Rica, Mision Tiburon, on hammerhead shark research.... READ MORE