Blue Ocean Institute


About this site

Our new website launched on June 30, 2012.  The “new blue” was designed by Justin Evans and developed by Joachim Kudish. We are very grateful to them both for their remarkable savvy, patience and grace!

Many thanks as well to Mike Misner, best known for his EcoOcean blog, and to Blue Ocean VP, Jesse Bruschini for tons of content.

The stunning photographs that appear at random throughout the site include images donated to the Institute’s former “moving mozaic” grid plus new images from more Institute friends. We are very grateful to the following photographers:

David Doubilet is one of the world’s foremost underwater photographers.  He hasphotographed more than 60 stories for the National Geographic Magazine where he is currently a Contributing Photographer-in-Residence. David has documented our changing underwater world since his first assignment with the Geographic in 1971. In addition to the Geographic, David’s work continues to appear in countless publications worldwide and he is a contributing editor and feature columnists for the Behind the Shot in Sport Diver Magazine (US) and Seascapes and Dive Magazine (UK).

Carl Safina – Founding President, Blue Ocean Institute.

Alan Duckworth  – Blue Ocean Institute’s Research Scientist.

Nick Hall is a Seattle-based freelance photographer whose clients include Geographical Magazine, Edible Seattle and Edible Brooklyn Magazines, Confluence Watersports, Blue Ocean Institute, Birdlife International, Trout Unlimited, Oxford University, and the Great Himalayan National Park Service.  Nick is former Seafood Program Manager of Blue Ocean Institute.

James and Jennifer Healey are New Jersey residents who have traveled widely throughout the Caribbean.

Wolcott Henry is a professional photographer who has captured reef images and human impacts on coral reefs in much of his work.  Trained in sports photography, Wolcott is a contract photographer with the National Geographic Society and has collaborated with Dr. Sylvia Earle on three marine photography books.  His images have appeared in Time, Mother Jones, and Ocean’s Illustrated, among others.


Yves Lancet

Ron Leidich

Lindblad Expeditions is a New York-based expedition travel company that stresses environmental stewardship in its voyages to remote and pristine regions of the world, including the Galapagos Islands, Alaska, Baja California, the Arctic and Antarctica.

Joel Milton

National Marine Fisheries Service is a federal agency that works to maintain living marine resources through conservation, fisheries management, and the promotion of healthy marine ecosystems.

National Marine Sanctuaries - The mission of NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries is to serve as trustee for the nation’s system of marine protected areas.  NMS focuses on conservation and biodiversity as well as maintaining the ecological integrity and cultural legacy of marine protected areas.

Carlos Navarro is a Lindblad undersea specialist and naturalist whose images have appeared in National Geographic magazine.  Navarro is a biochemical engineer specializing in marine biology who has lived on the shores of the Sea of Cortez for most of the past 18 years.

Patricia Paladines is the Program Officer for the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments at Stony Brook University.

Chris Paparo is a Marine Biologist at Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead.

Photoshot is a web-based collection of photography that includes photos of the natural and marine world, as well as many other genres of photography.

Katie Stoops

Jack and Rikki Swenson/Expedition Gallery are photo expedition leaders for Lindblad Expeditions.  Their images have appeared worldwilde in advertising, books, magazines and calendars produced by publishers such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon, BBC Wildlife, Time-Life, and many others.

John Todaro is a Long Island-based photographer whose images have appeared in The New Yorker, Men’s Journal, Town and Country, Decor, Metropolitan Home, Elle Canada and other magazines.

Dr. Cynthia Tuthill is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at SciClone Pharmaceuticals.

David Witting