The Safina Center

Carl Safina casting near Lazy Point, NY.Carl Safina casting near Lazy Point, NY.Photo taken by: Pat Paladines

Press Room

The Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute) translates scientific information into language people can understand and serves as a unique voice of hope, guidance, and encouragement.

Led by conservation pioneer and MacArthur fellow, Dr. Carl Safina, we show how nature, community, the economy and prospects for peace are all intertwined. More.


To reach our spokespeople/set up interviews:

Email or call: (631) 632-3763

Current Press Release:

The Safina Center Welcomes New Fellow, Dr. Ellen Prager: Author and Marine Scientist brings Earth and Ocean Science to all Ages

June 17, 2014

STONY BROOK, NY: The Safina Center’s Fellows Program has expanded to include a new Fellow: author and marine scientist, Dr. Ellen Prager. Prager is widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages. She has built a national reputation as a scientist and spokesperson on earth and ocean science issues and is a sought-after speaker for public-oriented events and as an expert by the media.

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Recent Press Release:

Blue Ocean Institute has changed its name to The Safina Center at Stony Brook University

May 29, 2014

STONY BROOK, NY  – Blue Ocean Institute, established in 2003 by conservation pioneer Dr. Carl Safina, has changed its name to The Safina Center at Stony Brook University.



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