Press Releases

Jul 23 2012

LIGHTHAWK & OCEANIC SOCIETY ASSISTWITH SURVEYS OF ENDANGERED MANATEES IN BELIZE

San Francisco, California – Oceanic Society and LightHawk conducted aerial surveys for endangered Antillean manatees at remote Turneffe Atoll, Belize and logged the highest sighting rate ever since the inception of the surveys in 2002. The two U.S. based nonprofit organizations worked in cooperation...

Mar 17 2011
PUBLIC NOW INVITED TO VISIT UPGRADED SITE

SAN FRANCISCO — Oceanic Society announces the re-opening of their Belize Field Station to the public following a temporary closure last October after Hurricane Richard struck Belize. The Category 1-force winds damaged the Field Station, but repairs and improvements are now complete. Weeklong programs available year round will resume April 9. Programs include snorkeling, coral reef monitoring,...

Mar 15 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — Two unique opportunities offered by the non-profit Oceanic Society will  have a direct, positive impact on the environmental challenge of marine debris.  Susan Middleton, a conservation photographer and educator  who has worked throughout the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for over a decade,  will displaying and discussing  her work at the 5th...

Nov 11 2009

Marine Science Legend Dr. Sylvia Earle helps launch a new private, protected area in Belize.

Check out the complete Press Release at the above link to read about this exciting new initiative by the Oceanic Society and Blackbird Caye EcoResort on Truneffe Atoll, Belize....

Sep 21 2009
114 Whales Spotted on Trip

A record number of whales were sighted on the Oceanic Society's whale watching cruises to the Farallon Islands this past weekend. A total of 114 whales were spotted from the Oceanic Society's educational whale watching boats, including 94 endangered humpback whales, 13 endangered blue whales and 7 Orcas, or killer whales. Izzy Szczepaniak, a naturalist for the Oceanic Society and field...