Blue Ocean Institute

Who We Are:

Carl Safina & Blue Ocean

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About Us

At Blue Ocean Institute, we seek to inspire a deeper connection with nature, in everyone touched by an ocean.

Led by ocean conservation pioneer and MacArthur fellow, Dr. Carl Safina, we work to create a more knowledgeable constituency for conservation.

Through Carl’s books, articles and PBS TV series, and Blue Ocean’s educational programs and research, we show how nature, community, the economy and prospects for peace are all intertwined. More

2013 Annual Report PDF

Safina 2014 Finalist:

Indianapolis Prize

Carl Safina and King Penguins, Falkland Islands by NEED PHOTO CREDIT

Carl Safina Named A Finalist For 2014 Indianapolis Prize

Carl Safina, Ph.D., is one of six exceptional conservationists advancing as a finalist for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 39 nominees, Safina is in the running for $250,000 along with Joel Berger, Ph.D.; Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.; Carl Jones, Ph.D.; Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.; and Patricia C. Wright, Ph.D. These heroes were nominated and named finalists for their outstanding achievements on behalf of the world’s most endangered species.

More here.


Meet & Tweet the Finalists


Earth Day Tweet-Up Honoring 3 Indianapolis Prize Finalists.

Join the innovative, social media-driven conversation about saving wildlife around the planet. #IndyAtSBU

Attend in person or via Live Webcast

On Earth Day—Tuesday, April 22—the Stony Brook campus community and the global twitter-verse are invited to meet and tweet – virtually and in person – with Stony Brook University’s three Indianapolis Prize finalists: Russell A. Mittermeier; Carl Safina and Patricia C. Wright. Check out SBU’s first ever “Tweet-Up” – an official event of the 2014 Earthstock celebration.

Live Webcast here.
Register here.
More info here.