Robotics Inspire the Next Generation of Ocean Explorers

“The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel.”        -Claude Bernard (1813-78) French physiologist A couple of weeks ago Dr. Sandra Brooke, Marine Conservation Institute’s Director of Coral Conservation, and a team of researchers set out on an expedition tasked with exploring deep canyon ecosystems off the US … Continue reading Robotics Inspire the Next Generation of Ocean Explorers

Marine Conservation Institute elects 3 eminent ocean conservationists as Directors

Marine Conservation Institute elects 3 eminent ocean conservationists as Directors Amy Mathews-Amos, Les Watling and John Davis join Board Sonoma County CA (August 17).  Today, in celebration of our oceans, Marine Conservation Institute President Lance Morgan announced the election of three new Directors.  They are: John B. Davis, President of Marine Affairs Research and Education … Continue reading Marine Conservation Institute elects 3 eminent ocean conservationists as Directors

Exploring America’s Unknown Grand Canyons

For most of us, guiding the pilots of submersibles or underwater robots to explore the deep sea is something we only hope to have the chance to experience in our lifetime. For Sandra Brooke, Marine Conservation Institute’s Director of Coral Conservation, it’s a core part of her work. On August 15, Sandra set sail on … Continue reading Exploring America’s Unknown Grand Canyons

Saving Our Sanctuaries: How You Can Help!

Great News! Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary will soon be undergoing some major changes. Originally the smallest of the national marine sanctuaries at just a quarter of a square mile (0.25 sq. mi.), new regulations adopted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) will add five reef and offshore areas, including Rose Atoll. These … Continue reading Saving Our Sanctuaries: How You Can Help!

Cruising Forward with Holland America Line!

Reflections from Michael Zwirn, Director of Development, on his recent trip to Seattle, Washington in support of Marine Conservation Institute’s partnership with Holland America Line.  On Saturday, July 28th, Marine Conservation Institute welcomed friends, donors, and members of our Board to a luncheon aboard the Holland America Line cruise ship ms Westerdam at port in … Continue reading Cruising Forward with Holland America Line!