The last month of 2021 was one to celebrate, from Ocean Bridge youth publishing books to Ocean Wise staff celebrating our supporters for a successful Giving Tuesday campaign!
We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2022!
@OceanWiseYouth showcased Call To The Water, a book co-written by Ocean Bridge youth ambassador, Sydney Morgan, and 5 Waterlution members. As a local and sustainable product, this book is printed through a waterless printing process. Call To The Water is a 40-page illustrated journey for children ages 4-8, following siblings Laila and Yousif as they go on a magical adventure discovering the power of water and wildlife. Way to go, Sydney!
Did you know that Ocean Wise’s Photogrammetry Research Program started in 2014 to monitor the annual nutritional status of northern resident killer whales to assess if they are getting enough food? Using a drone to collect aerial images, the program has continued to monitor changes in individual body condition every year since. Pictured here are the G27s from an encounter back in 2017. Follow @OceanWiseResearch to stay updated on what the team is doing out in the field now!
Do you want to make the first step in your sustainable seafood journey? Look no further, @OceanWiseSeafd is making it easy for you! The “Cooking For Conservation” digital cookbook gives you all the details on how to cook and consume seafood sustainably. 100% of the proceeds from this cookbook support Ocean Wise’s Seafood program so they can continue to empower consumers and businesses to choose ocean-friendly options. Buy it now here!
@OceanWise posted about how we are so blown away by the way our community generously stepped up on Giving Tuesday. Thanks to our community’s support, we have raised over $42,000 for Giving Tuesday, and we are so grateful! This gift will go to work right away as Ocean Wise tackles the challenges of climate change, overfishing, and ocean pollution through activities like planting kelp.
Ocean Wise has already kicked off a pilot project in Rainy Bay to plant kelp forests using the innovative technique of green gravel – pebbles with tiny kelp plants. Now we can scale this work and move towards our goal of actively cultivating, restoring, and protecting at least 5,000 hectares of kelp by 2025. Thank you to everyone who donated!
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