Living for the Moments

by Kristen Beidelman, age 17, Holliston, Massachusetts This is Kristen Beidelman’s video of her experience on our 2017 Pacific Program at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology on Oahu, Hawai’i. Let us tell you more about Ocean Matters and our marine conservation through service adventures. Read More

A Marine Conservation Compass

by Laura Parker Roerden Last summer’s cinema blockbuster Finding Dory has rightly set off alarms in the marine conservation community against an anticipated spike in blue tang sales for private aquaria, which would decimate wild coral reef populations. But there is a deeper conservation message, simmering just below the film’s surface (if you will pardon […] Read More

The Journey

by Jessie Williams As we continue further into our trip on Oahu with Ocean Matters, the journey never stops. On Wednesday, we visited the Marine Mammal’s Pen, which featured Kina, the only false killer whale in captivity. Kina was a delight to meet and showed her broad array of amazing tricks. We also got to […] Read More

1, 2, 3. . . Seahorses!

by Laura Parker Roerden (May 16, 2014) Our Ocean Matters team is on our way to Honolulu to meet a group of high school-aged students from Florida to do a seahorse count project and help remove invasive mangroves. We will be at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology on Coconut Island, the island that was […] Read More