“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
Jacques Cousteau


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. Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, our director and a shark researcher, explains in this video how more research is needed to understand the lives of Great White Sharks and why public outreach is such a vital part of their conservation

Ocean First Institute uses research and outreach to conserve the marine world. By helping youth and inland communities discover their connection to the ocean, they can become empowered to make a positive difference for our blue planet.