#Oneillseaodyssey

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Things can be scary but awesome at the same time! For many student explorers, their trip aboard the O’Neill catamaran is also their first time on a boat. Each day, they overcome their fears and have fun. Letters like these make us feel honored to be able to open eyes to a whole other world and provide a memorable experience to so many young explorers. On our way to 100k!


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There's plankton in these waters! After our classes trawl for plankton, our students can see how, even though the ocean water doesn't look alive, it is. These organisms make up the base of the oceans food web, a whole world of usually hidden interactions that our students then get to see by microscope back in our lab!

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - Unofficial
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These plankton images were designed by students from the Landmark School in Watsonville. Thank you for the gift!! We're so proud to see knowledge of marine ecosystems passed along to future generations.
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Santa Cruz Harbor
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We just received footage from Bret Harrison, a 5th Grade teacher at King City Arts Magnet School from a trip last week.
In his words, “I wanted to compliment you guys. We love the way your crew immediately seized on the opportunity to view the dolphins, and they got the boat into position with such skill, it was amazing. The kids had such a great view! Ironically, they will now probably think that happens every time you pull out of the harbor....We loved being able to share this amazing and special experience with you all! Use any videos or photos you want.
You all rock!"
If you have any photos or videos from an OSO adventure, please share and we could feature them on instagram or Facebook! Share the stoke! #OSO100k

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What does the ocean mean to you?
It's life, clean air, peace, freedom and connection. It's where I find myself. When I feel unbalanced the ocean puts me back to center. It's the reason why I choose to protect it. It's everything to everyone. @oneillseaodyssey is a non-profit that teaches kids about ocean conversation and plastic pollution and they are raising money to support the next generation of ocean stewards. Come to @eastcliffbrewingcompany from 12-9pm today, grab a couple delicious English ales and 25% will be donated to OSO! #protectwhatyoulove #igotopless #oceanislife

Live Oak Farmers Market
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Earlier this week our students got a first hand look at some ocean pollution, our captain, Tim O'Neill holds up the find. Notice how the kelp combines with the rope and ribbon, making them almost indistinguishable from natural sea life? Anything that doesn't make it into the trash or recycling easily makes its way into the ocean ecosystems and can get confused for food by our ocean life! Avoid single use plastics and make sure waste gets where it needs to be!

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Ahoy! Waves spotted ahead by one of our navigating sailors. Swell rolling into Santa Cruz this Columbus Day weekend. Hope everyone gets a chance to be on the water and be wary of hazards including large shore break, strong rip currents, and possible sneaker waves. Have fun and be safe out there!

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - Unofficial
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Sebastian aboard the #oneillseaodyssey for a school field trip a few days ago. This kid is loving #california and his new school!

Santa Cruz, California
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O'Neill Sea Odyssey. Best program ever! #seaodyssey #oneillseaodyssey @oneillseaodyssey


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O'Neill Sea Odyssey hit another mini-milestone en route to serving 100,000 students! Ms. Bailey's 26-fourth graders from Sherwood School helped OSO surpass the mark to reach an astounding 95,008 students served as of yesterday. Conditions were ideal for the nearly entire group of first-time ocean-goers participating from the Salinas City Elementary School District.

Santa Cruz Harbor
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On Monday, during the quiet, still morning, bottlenose dolphins in Monterey Bay surfaced alongside the Team O'Neill catamaran as a group of 26 fifth graders from Olson Elementary School were participating in the O'Neill Sea Odyssey program. Just a short while before, the students had begun their rotation through the three learning stations while observing the Bays diverse marine life such as schooling anchovies, California sea lions, sea otters, and giant kelp, as well as a multitude of seabird species. This pod was an added bonus and indeed a special treat for our Marina, CA students.

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Row-row-row your boat... ⛵️
The @oneillseaodyssey catamaran, founded by the legendary Jack O’Neill, was making its way back home in the Santa Cruz harbor. It's always so beautiful to see it out on the water! Such an amazing organization that provides hands-on educational experiences for kids, teaching them about marine life, and the protection and preservation of our living sea and environment. 💙🌊 @oneill #catamaran #oneillseaodyssey #santacruz #sunset #oneill #santacruzwaves #santacruznow #visitsantacruz

Santa Cruz, California
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