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Aug 06, 2014, 13:11 ET

Rashida Jones, Cobie Smulders, and Angela Kinsey Dive in to Help Oceana Protect Belizean Reefs

A trio of Hollywood celebrities recently took their star power to Belize to help Oceana protect the largest reef in the Western hemisphere. Cobie...

Jun 09, 2014, 11:57 ET
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Champion Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira Stars in New Oceana PSA

 To celebrate World Oceans Day (June 8th), Oceana, the largest international ocean conservation organization, released a new public service...

Apr 09, 2014, 15:19 ET
Susan Rockefeller, Adrian Grenier, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson.  (PRNewsFoto/Oceana)

Oceana Honors Michael R. Bloomberg's Support of Marine Conservation

 Oceana, the largest international organization dedicated solely to protecting the world's oceans, honored Michael R. Bloomberg at its annual...

Mar 05, 2014, 16:01 ET
Miranda Cosgrove Swims with Dolphins in New Oceana PSA.  (PRNewsFoto/Oceana)

Miranda Cosgrove Swims with Dolphins in New Oceana PSA

 Today, Oceana released its latest public service announcement (PSA) starring actress, singer and ocean lover, Miranda Cosgrove of iCarly and...

Feb 20, 2014, 10:58 ET

Oceana Announces $3 Million Grant from Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

 Oceana, the largest international advocacy group to work on behalf of the world's oceans, announced a $3 million grant today from the Leonardo...

Nov 13, 2013, 11:16 ET

Oceana Receives 5 Million Dollar Grant from the Arcadia Fund to Protect Ocean Biodiversity Around the World

Oceana announced today the receipt of a grant from UK-based Arcadia Fund. The funding of 5,000,000 US dollars will be paid over a period of five...

Jun 12, 2013, 08:35 ET

Oceana Launches 5th Annual Ocean Hero Awards

Oceana announces the start of its fifth annual Ocean Hero Awards, a summertime contest celebrating individuals who go above and...

Apr 17, 2013, 12:10 ET

Offshore Oil Drilling Stopped in Belize

Yesterday, Belize's Supreme Court declared offshore drilling contracts issued by the Government of Belize (in 2004 and 2007) null and void,...

Feb 06, 2013, 16:27 ET

Huge Leap Towards Protecting European Fisheries

 Today the European Parliament voted to reform the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), a law that manages all European fisheries. Members of the...

Dec 20, 2012, 13:16 ET

Chile: First Country to Protect All Seamounts from Bottom Trawling

Oceana welcomes the historic reform of the Chilean Fisheries Law passed by the Chilean Congress. The law bans bottom trawling in the country's...

Dec 05, 2012, 08:30 ET
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Adopt an Octopus (Yes, an Octopus!) this Holiday Season

 Oceana announces the official launch of its seventh annual "Adopt a Marine Creature" holiday giving program, which provides support for...

Oct 01, 2012, 08:40 ET

Oceana CEO Andrew Sharpless Responds to Alarming New Report on the Status of the World's Fisheries

Andrew F. Sharpless, CEO of the largest international ocean conservation organization, issues a statement on the new report: Status and Solutions...

Jul 27, 2012, 07:46 ET

Caribbean Fantasy Trip on the World's Largest Luxury Sailing Catamaran to Be Auctioned at Oceana Event

This year marks the fifth anniversary of Oceana's Summer SeaChange party and the highlight of the event's live auction is a 7-day Caribbean Charter...

Jun 07, 2012, 07:00 ET

Oceana Says Saving the Oceans Can Help Feed the World

Today, surrounding the 20th anniversary of World Oceans Day, Oceana unveiled a report outlining how saving the world's oceans can help to feed the...

Jun 06, 2012, 10:00 ET

Oceana Launches 4th Annual Ocean Heroes Contest

Today, Oceana announced the start of its fourth annual Ocean Heroes Contest, a summertime celebration of the individuals who go above and beyond to...

May 09, 2012, 10:30 ET

Aimee Teegarden Swims with Sea Lion Pups and Discovers Oceans' Hidden Treasures with Oceana

Today Oceana released its latest public service announcement (PSA) starring actress and ocean lover Aimee Teegarden of Friday Night Lights. Oceana...

Feb 28, 2012, 11:00 ET

Alexandra Cousteau Joins Oceana

 Today Oceana announces that Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, has become a senior advisor to the...

Dec 21, 2011, 09:17 ET

Oceana foreslår nye beskyttede havområder i Oestersoen

Vigtige dele af biodiversiteten Oestersoen er stadig helt ubeskyttet Oestersoen tilstand er kritisk og har stort behov for beskyttelse. I dag...

Dec 20, 2011, 09:18 ET

Oceana Föreslår att skydda 3500 km2 AV Östersjön

Avgörande element i Östersjöns hotade marina biodiversitet är helt oskyddade Östersjön befinner sig i ett kritiskt...

Dec 20, 2011, 09:17 ET

Oceana ehdottaa yhdeksää uutta suojelualuetta Itämerelle

  Nykyinen suojelualueverkosto ei kata riittävästi kaikkia Itämeren uhattuja elinympäristöjä Itämeren...