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Sailing, science and stunning photographs create an amazing foundation for understanding ocean health issues and learning how to take action 

Newport, Rhode Island (January 19, 2016) – Sailors for the Sea, the leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean, announces the release of the second edition of Ocean Watch magazine.


Ocean Watch magazine features 13 exciting articles that share the positive momentum made over the past year by sailors, conservationist and scientists to protect the ocean. Some highlights include an interview with world-renowned sailor, Ken Read, a look at the most ambitious reef shark survey ever, the Global FinPrint Project and an overview of economic opportunities created by protecting the ocean by Maria Damanaki, the Global Managing Director for Oceans at The Nature Conservancy and the former European Union Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Every article includes a  “take action” section, empowering readers to translate their knowledge into tangible steps that will benefit the ocean and their local waters.

Ocean Watch magazine has become a one of our key education programs to educate boaters about the state of the ocean and our coastal waters,” noted R. Mark Davis, President of Sailors for the Sea. “We are proud to work with a strong group of experts in their respective fields to give boaters a comprehensive overview of actions they can take to protect the environment.”

More notable authors include Charles H. Greene, Ph. D. Director, Ocean resources and Ecosystems Program, Cornell University, Dorian Janney, Education Specialist at NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, Liz Bergstrom, Climate Content Manger for the National Audubon Society, a special report from the World Bank and many more.

Since 2009, Sailors for the Sea has published Ocean Watch articles as an online monthly periodical connecting over 165,000 readers with opportunities to take action and become part of the movement to protect the waters they love.

To view an interactive, online version of the magazine visit: http://issuu.com/sailorsforthesea/docs/oceanwatch_magzine_digital

If you are interested in reprinting an article from Ocean Watch magazine please contact Hilary Kotoun at hilary@sailorsforthesea.org

To learn more about Sailors for the Sea and how we are working with boaters to become catalysts for change visit www.sailorsforthesea.org.


About Ocean Watch

Ocean Watch is a monthly article series that interprets complex ocean health and regulatory issues by outlining what these topics mean to the boating community and then gives concrete actions everyone can take to make a difference. Written by experts in their respective fields, Ocean Watch allows readers to create a personal connection with our waterways, making their health personal and relevant while sending a vibrant message of hope and empowerment.

About Sailors for the Sea

Sailors for the Sea is a leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean. Sailors for the Sea is a movement and pragmatic voice for action that offers boaters tangible opportunities to create a legacy and make a difference. Visit www.sailorsforthesea.org to learn more.

Press Release By Hilary Kotoun | Sailors for the Sea

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