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This blog is primarily geared toward staff at the zoos, aquariums, museums (ZAMs), and other conservation education organizations that are part of our growing global network. We aim to provide you with cutting edge, challenging, and creative information, ideas, and tools to become as effective as possible at communicating about and for conservation with your visitors and the public.

See our ongoing communications research, or join our growing network, at The Ocean Project's website.

June 11, 2010

Take Action in Honor of Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau was born on this day 100 years ago. Probably more than any other individual, he has helped people around the world care and learn about the world's ocean and its incredible diversity of life.

In his honor on this centennial celebration, we urge all to take action to help mitigate the ongoing crisis in the Gulf of Mexico and help prevent this type of horrific disaster from happening in the future. The Ocean Project has a new action page that provides specific information on how to help immediately, and also some suggestions for helping in the longer term.

And remember, as Captain Cousteau once said, "The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed."

June 8, 2010

Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day to our Partners and Friends around the world!

This year's World Oceans Day event is bigger and better than ever, thanks to the involvement of hundreds of organizations in dozens of countries.

While today is a time to celebrate the world's ocean, and our personal connection to the sea, it is also a time to reflect on why the ocean's health is linked to our own personal health, and how what we do to the ocean, we end up doing,
eventually, to ourselves. In short, it's a good time to help make taking care of the ocean a higher priority, personally and politically.

The ongoing environmental, social, and economic disaster in the Gulf of Mexico with the BP oil spill shows how vulnerable the ocean is to human pressures, and also serves as a terrible reminder as to how addicted to oil we are as a society. This year, let's all begin to work harder on weaning ourselves from our oil addiction, and make the world a healthier, and safer, place for all of us, including the diversity of animal and plant life in the ocean.

Each of us can really make positive difference and today is a great day to commit - or re-commit - to making a concerted effort to remember the ocean, not only today but as we move forward with our busy lives, and strive to protect and conserve the ocean for our generation and for future generations. There are many of small, and also bigger, ways we can help. Learn more about how to help and Seas the Day today and then spread the word!