Threatened Species & Habitats
Globally, marine species including sharks, marine mammals, sea turtles and the largest fishes are facing increasing threats from climate change, pollution, overfishing, and habitat loss. Scientists have found a strong link between large body size and extinction threat in our oceans today. The Sea of Change Foundation is working to support projects that actively protect such marine animals for future generations.
The Northern Reef Project, Palau 2105 Reefs Learn MORE>
New York, USA
NYC Humpback Whale Catalog, Citizen Science & Public Awareness Project, 2018
The Foundation supported the expansion of a fluke ID database to help identify individual whales migrating between the coast of New York and the calving grounds of the Silver Banks off of the Dominican Republic. The overall goal of Gotham Whale’s project was to educate NYC area residents about responsible boating around a growing whale population including a citizen science component asking the public to share their whale photos for inclusion in the growing fluke ID database. Learn MORE>
First Marine Census in Las Catalinas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 2018
The project’s long-term goal is to document and ultimately protect sensitive marine life in the Tropical East Pacific of Costa Rica, specifically in the area of Las Catalinas. To launch this project with our partners at Ocean First Institute and our colleagues at the University of Costa Rica and ConnectOcean, we collaborated to begin a scientific census of fish, sharks, and rays in the Guanacaste region. Learn MORE>