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News, opinions, photos and facts from Ocean Conservancy

About Jackie Yeary

Jackie Yeary is a digital communications coordinator working in Ocean Conservancy's DC office. She has loved the ocean ever since her third birthday, when her parents took her to see stingrays at the aquarium. When Jackie isn't searching for fun ocean-related tidbits to share on social media, she likes to spend her time exploring DC searching for a good cup of tea and taking photographs.

Announcing Ocean Conservancy’s Summer Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest

Posted On June 11, 2014 by

Today is the launch of Ocean Conservancy’s Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest!

Does your photography celebrate the ocean? We’d love to see it! This contest is designed for you to share beautiful imagery of our ocean, waterways and coasts.

Enter your photos today to help celebrate the ocean, raise money for ocean conservation, and win great prizes! We have moved our photo contest from the winter to the summer and are expecting this change to bring in even more amazing photos.

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Honoring the Women Who Fight for Our Ocean (Part 2)

Posted On March 27, 2014 by

In honor of Women’s History Month, Ocean Conservancy will be publishing a three-part blog series highlighting some of the amazing female scientists who study and protect our ocean.

Kathryn Sullivan

We recently told you about Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the astronaut-turned-ocean champion who was just confirmed as the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA aims to provide “science, service and stewardship” to the American people. It works to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, the ocean and coasts, and to conserve and manage marine ecosystems and resources.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest

Posted On March 13, 2014 by

This year’s photo contest was the best one yet! We received more than 1,700 beautiful entries. From dolphins to divers, you wowed our judges with your photographic prowess.

We’d like to offer our congratulations to Joseph Zarrella and Alexia Dunand for winning top prize.

Joseph’s photo, “Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle Playing in the Surf” collected the most public votes and earned the “People’s Choice” award.

Alexia’s photo, also of a green sea turtle, received the “Judges’ Choice” award.

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Get Ready for the 2014 Photo Contest

Posted On January 8, 2014 by

2013 Photo Contest: Phil Wrobel

Do you have a love for photography and the ocean? Then get your camera ready because we’re preparing for the start of our Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest!

Last year’s contest received over 600 entries! From colorful coral reefs to awe-inspiring seascapes, your images captured the beauty of the ocean. We look forward to seeing what images you create this year.

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