It’s time to give back to the ocean

 

We all know about what the ocean provides us.  Half of the oxygen we breathe, literally every other breath we take.  Absorption and storage of nearly 30 percent of the greenhouse gases our activities emit.  The majority of protein for 1 billion people, and a substantial contribution to the diets of most of the rest of us.  Half of the world’s population lives within 50 miles of a coast, and more move to the coast every day.  Tourism drives the economy of dozens of coastal and island nations—sun, sand, and sky being the fastest growing sector of this global industry.

The threats to the ocean are well known and well enough understood.   Too much bad stuff going in and too much good stuff coming out.  Thus, we need to both cut the bad stuff and help the ocean keep storing what we can’t cut; and we need to leave more of the good stuff in the ocean and restore it where we can.  And we need to make sure that as we flock to her shores to swim, sail, fish, and play, we do not love her to death.

 

BEACH CLEANUPS

Come join our team and the locals for our regular beach cleanups. Three days a week, Our team will go out in the morning to clean our coast.

All rubbish collected is recorded by our team and submitted to the ocean conservancy, which monitors global marine pollution.

GHOST NET REMOVAL

ghost nets are one of the most dangerous physical threats to our reefs. Abandoned or lost at sea these fishing nets drift onto the reefs and pinnacles ,smothering marine life and coral.

our team monitors ghost nets and other marine pollutants and sends dive teams out to recover these physical threats as quickly as possible

Citizen Science project that anybody can participate

Turtle ID project

We are partnering up with OCEA Sri Lanka to build Sri Lanka's first comprehensive identification database for sea turtles. Anyone who has a closeup picture of sea turtle sightings in Sri Lanka, especially their side profile of the face, can be used to identify the individuals and add them to a database.

We use a pattern recognition program to identify the specimen. And the database will be available for anyone to help with their research or other projects.