@eddiedonnellan co-founded @mewaterfoundation, a non-profit that takes at-risk youth out to try surfing. Success, he says, is hearing “when can we go again?” at the end of the day. Tune into our newest My Ocean podcast episode for more from Eddie, available now wherever you listen. 📷: @jeffjohnson_beyondandback
Part II of our #MyOcean interview with veterinarian Dr. Marty is out now, and we got him to reflect on an amazing career doing rescue and research work with the animals that have inspired him from a young age. Tune in wherever you find your podcasts.
“If they love it, they’ll protect it.” Dr. Elaine Leung
This week, Ocean Wise, alongside passionate partners launched a new #plastics education curriculum to engage and educate students across #Canada on our waterways, oceans and plastic impact.
Find resources and learn more at Ocean.org. . . . . "S'ils l'aiment, ils le protégeront." Dr. Elaine Leung Cette semaine, Ocean Wise, aux côtés de partenaires passionnés, a lancé un nouveau programme d’éducation sur le plastique afin d’engager et d’éduquer les élèves de tous les coins du Canada sur nos voies navigables, nos océans et le proper utilisation du plastique. Trouvez des ressources et apprenez-en plus sur Ocean.org. 📸: @my_two_suns
We love drawing inspiration from our community and hearing about your wins and challenges as we work together to protect our #oceans.
What’s one change you’ve made recently that you’re proud of? Doesn’t matter how big or small—share your ideas below!👇 Every action counts, and together, we’re a stronger force for our oceans. 🌊 #BePlasticWise 📸: @allthatisshe
Off the coast of #BritishColumbia, Canada, a dire situation is unfolding. The southern resident killer whales, part of an iconic species integral to the Pacific Northwest ecosystem, are endangered. Only 75 remain and no calf has been born and survived since 2015. Now, a four-year-old in the pod, J50, seems to be on the brink of death. Dr. Martin Haulena, head veterinarian @vanaqua, along with a team of scientists, government officials and animal care specialists, have been monitoring the animal and devising a plan to help. Recently, Dr. Haulena successfully delivered antibiotics to the whale via dart gun. To the average person, it was an impressive feat. And same goes for the work he’s done with sea lions, disentangling injured animals who have packing straps wrapped around their neck – a death sentence without his help. But for the vet, it was another step in his lifelong effort to protect the animals he loves so much and to remedy the impact that humans have had on them. Tune in to the latest episode of #MyOcean at ocean.org/myocean or wherever you get your podcasts. 📷: NOAA
When Zack Rago and the @chasingcoral crew set out to document a coral bleaching event a few years back, not everything went according to plan on the first try. Or the second. Hear how they eventually got the epic time-lapse they wanted on the latest My Ocean #podcast episode. ocean.org/myocean 📷 @chasingcoral
Tuna be or not tuna be? That is the question. It’s also the name of Laurenne Schiller’s Masters thesis on bycatch in industrial tuna fisheries. Hear our interview with this passionate fisheries scientist on the latest episode of My Ocean podcast. Get it wherever you listen or ocean.org/myocean
@vanaqua head veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena was part of the response team that reached J Pod in Canadian waters yesterday. While very skinny and small, J50/Scarlet kept up well with her mother and siblings. Dr. Haulena got a thorough look at her and the team obtained a breath sample that will help assess any infection. They also administered a dose of antibiotics through a dart. J50’s status remains concerning, as does that of the entire southern resident killer whale population, which is critically low with only 75 whales remaining. 📸: NOAA Fisheries and Oceans under permit #18786