Be Part of the Shark-Friendly Marina Initiative

Be Part of the Shark-Friendly Marina Initiative

Shark Week 2017 has officially arrived. At Blue Ocean Network, we recognize this week helps to break down stereotypes about sharks and educates the public about the important role these creatures play in our ecosystem. It’s estimated that 100 million sharks are killed...
Jaws Revisited and the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

Jaws Revisited and the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

In 1975 the Jaws phenomenon transformed ocean awareness and awakened a huge interest in sharks. Few movies have had the enormous impact that Jaws had and the myth of the killer, rogue shark, unfortunately still lingers today.   Fortunately, Jaws propelled Peter...
Shark Awareness Day and Shark Week Events

Shark Awareness Day and Shark Week Events

“A shark attack has been the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.”​ says Mike Coots, a surfer who lost his right leg in a shark attack. When Mike was 17 and surfing the waves off his home in Kauai he had a life-threatening encounter with a...
M/Y Sharkwater Research Vessel Christening July 27

M/Y Sharkwater Research Vessel Christening July 27

The M/Y Sharkwater will be christened on July 27, 2017 at the Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  M/Y Sharkwater is a 133 foot (41 metre) former Japanese fishing vessel acquired by Fins Attached to help achieve the mission to save sharks and our oceans. The...
Oceanic x Ibiza Throw A Giant Ocean Party

Oceanic x Ibiza Throw A Giant Ocean Party

What could be a better place to throw a giant party for the ocean than on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. Famous for its nightlife, throbbing dance floors and beautiful, young visitors from around the world, Ibiza and Oceanic Global will host their party on July...
A New Era of Blue Enlightenment, July 12 – 14

A New Era of Blue Enlightenment, July 12 – 14

Representatives from the EU, Brazil and South Africa will gather in Lisbon, Portugal, July 12-14, 2017 for a first-ever, high-level ministerial and scientific event to establish a New Era of Blue Enlightenment.   The Launch of the South Atlantic Flagship The...