Hello, Ocean Tribe!

Happy June! It’s officially World Oceans Month, World Oceans Day is a week away, and there are a bevy of events taking place over the coming weeks. Check out some ocean event options In The Network (below).

EU Peeps! The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires that businesses provide more transparency and control over how personal data is collected and used. We respect the needs of our EU members and provide this official notice of our updated Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions effective May 25, 2018. This said, nothing changes in the way we use your data. We are providing more transparency and control for all Members of Blue Ocean Network worldwide, not just those in Europe.

Your Mission this Week:
Help Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza (Summit ’14/’15) and the Ocean First Institute award three scholarships for our “Marine Conservation” and “Girls in Ocean Science” summer camps. Help create smart and active ocean stewards by donating to OFI’s fundraiser.

So Much Ocean Love!
– The Blue Ocean Team
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Trending this Week:

Make a date with the ocean this month and see the film, ‘Blue’.

In the Network:

 We keep an eye on change.  Let your leaps inspire others. Share your latest milestones, projects and events with this ocean-conscious community.  

• Make a Date with the Ocean, See Blue the Film – You’ll recognize some of your ocean peeps, like Valerie Taylor and Madison Stewart in this film that tackles habitat destruction, species loss and pollution in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and the USA.

• Ocean Lovers Gather for a CORALPALOOZA On World Oceans Day On June 8th and 9th, hundreds of divers and non-divers alike will be joining the Coral Restoration Foundation. Space still available on select boats!

• Have you registered yet to join Ocean Advocates for March for the Ocean (M4O) – a plastic-free March in DC on June 9, with sister marches and international marches, too. #WearBlue for the ocean and support this international effort with these stylish t-shirts.

• Big News! Green Fins is being introduced into the Dominican Republic in June 2018, the first exposure for the the Eco-Diving Certification Program in the Caribbean.

• Searching for the best place to dive at Koh Tao in Thailand? Look no further than Sairee Cottage Diving, which has a 100% Project Aware rating.

• Reef Life Restoration at the Coral Engineering Lab.  Guinness World Record?  Shark Week in the ABC’s! CHOW down. Explore TEC. #100DaysofBlue…  details here.

How can New York City consider bans on plastic straws, but McDonald’s won’t?

Ocean News:

The Great Barrier Reef may be more resilient than we thought (NBC)
Meet the Small Fishing Community Regrowing Coral Reefs in Kenya (Oceans Deeply)
Reef Fish Inherit Tolerance to Warming Oceans (Phys.org)
Breaking Their Resilience (The Poetry of Science)

A Growing Blue Economy in North America (Maritime Executive)
Harnessing the Blue Economy must consider social inclusion and responsible stewardship (Fifth Estate)

Indonesia: The World’s Ocean Hero? (The Diplomat)
Monthly Forecast June 2018: Leadership, Water, Oceans and Finance on the Agenda (IISD)

Invisible barrier on ocean surface can reduce carbon uptake (Science Daily)
Scientists rethink co-evolution of marine life, oxygenated oceans (Science Daily)
Proposed Seismic Surveys Raise Concern Over Health of Marine Life (The Scientist)

Sustainable Fashion Quickens but not Fast Enough (Ecotextile)
How to Make the Switch to an Environmentally Friendly Wardrobe (Vogue.au)
Are Baked Mushroom Shoes the Future of Fashion (Smithsonian)

Why Wild Seafoods Carbon Footprint is Growing and How to Reduce It (News Deeply)
This Company wants Sustainable Seaweed to go Mainstream (GreenMatters)
Deep in cattle country, graziers go against the flow to help the Great Barrier Reef (The Guardian)

Families around the world join war on plastic (AOL)
How People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year (National Geographic)
How Ocean Friendly Gardening Can Save Our Waterways (Greenmatters.com)

Cooperative Work Needed Between Textile And Environmental Scientists To Solve Microfiber Pollution (Terramar Project)
Europe plans ban on plastic cutlery, straws and more (CNN)
Banning Straws Won’t Save the Oceans (Pacific Standard)

Divers Plan Huge Purple Urchin Harvest to Save Kelp Forest (Petaluma360)
Proposed Nautilus Ecoresort to Greenify Philippines (Callebut)

LA Kids Make Waves for a Plastic-Free Ocean (EcoWatch)
Indonesia: The World’s Ocean Hero? (The Diplomat)
Monthly Forecast June 2018: Leadership, Water, Oceans and Finance on the Agenda (IISD)

Give Yourself a Brain Massage With 10 Straight Hours of Ocean Footage (Motherboard)

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The island nation of Kiribati is disappearing thanks to climate change and raising sea levels.


Have an opening? Looking for opportunities? Let us know so we can share it with this amazingly connected network!

• Coral Cay Conservation in Leyte, The Philippines, is seeking reef conservation Interns. https://blueocean.net/ocean-jobs-opps-june-1-2018/

• Indo Ocean Project is currently seeking assistant researchers in Raja Ampat, Indonesia in January 2019.

• The Sustainable Oceans Alliance is seeking a Program Director responsible for managing SOA’s global youth community and developing programs that support SOA chapters and its members.

• Conservation International and Oceana are seeking professionals with a variety of expertise. https://blueocean.net/ocean-jobs-opps-june-1-2018/

More details, the latest funding, internships and volunteer adventures are here: https://blueocean.net/ocean-jobs-opps-june-1-2018/

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