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Introducing a New Teacher’s Guide:…

June 13, 2024

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We are thrilled to announce that our partners, Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS), have launched Ecosystems of The Bahamas, the newest teacher's guide highlighting the Bahamian environment. Designed for use in high school classrooms, Ecosystems of The Bahamas contains background information, labs, and classroom activities that comprehensively cover the major Bahamian ecosystems, highlighting key species, ecosystem services, threats, and conservation measures. The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is proud that a couple of our lesson plans on mangrove forests are included in this teacher’s guide, which will be used in high school science classrooms across the country.

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Saudi Red Sea Authority Partners with…

June 9, 2024

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We are thrilled to announce a significant new partnership between the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and the Saudi Red Sea Authority (SRSA). This collaboration marks a major milestone in our ongoing efforts to advance marine conservation and promote sustainable marine tourism in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. The partnership was officially established today with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The signing ceremony was attended by prominent representatives from both organizations, including Mr. Mohammed Al-Nasser, CEO of SRSA, and HRH Princess Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan Al-Saud, president of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation.

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Saudi Red Sea Authority Partners with…

June 9, 2024

The two organizations will collaborate to advance marine conservation and sustainable marine tourism in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Saudi Red Sea Authority (SRSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Khaled bin Sultan Living …

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Celebrating World Oceans Day | …

June 8, 2024

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On this World Oceans Day, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is proud to join the global community in celebrating the oceans, and everything they do for us. The oceans are a source of wonder and awe, but beyond …

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Identifying Foraminifera With Riley…

June 6, 2024

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My name is Riley Ames, and I am a second-year oceanography and marine biology student at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science. I have been working in the marine geosciences laboratory studying foraminifera since 2022, and I spend most of my time outside of class in the lab. I greatly enjoy my work there; in fact, I have discovered my passion for micropaleontology through my work on benthic foraminifera. I currently work on the identification of foraminifera. Primarily, I worked on completing the New Caledonia...

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Meet Research Assistant Zachary Adams

June 4, 2024

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Today's guest blog comes from Zachary Adams, an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Miami working on our Protist Prophets project. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, uses foraminifera found in sand samples we collected on the Global Reef Expedition to assess the long-term health of coral reefs.

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All About Mangroves: A Video Series

May 30, 2024

Mangroves in the Solomon Islands

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation launched a new and engaging short-form video series highlighting the importance of mangrove forests, and we hope you’ll tune in. Created by our remarkable communications intern, Luz Veronica Delvasto Algarin, “All About Mangroves” …

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Introducing Our Outreach Volunteer:…

May 28, 2024

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Hello, I am Luz Verónica Delvasto Algarín, an enthusiastic environmentalist with a deep commitment to marine conservation and restoration. My journey in marine science and passion for environmental education have led me to a vital role as an Outreach Volunteer …

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Meet Eva Park, Our 2024 Art Contest 1st…

May 23, 2024

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We hope you enjoyed meeting Claire, the first-place winner for ages 11-14 of our 2024 Science Without Borders® Challenge. It is my pleasure to now introduce you to the first-place winner in our 15-19 year-old age group, Eva Park! Unlike most students who enter our art contest with a general interest in ocean conservation, Eva is determined to become a marine scientist. Her journey began with a fascination with the deep sea, which ultimately inspired her career aspirations. During my interview with Eva and her art teacher, Mr. Connor Thompson from Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, California, we noted the irony that her fascination with the deep sea has now led her to win a contest focused on this very theme...

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Meet Claire Kim, Our 2024 Art Contest…

May 21, 2024

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The Science Without Borders® Challenge has once again captivated audiences worldwide with its remarkable success, drawing in over 1,700 artworks from 82 different countries, all revolving around the theme of “Hidden Wonders of the Deep” and portraying the beauty and mystery of life in the deep sea. Though admiring the creative and artistic pieces was undoubtedly a highlight, my personal favorite aspect of the contest is the opportunity to engage with the winners, their teachers, and their families. Once again, this year proved to be no different. In my recent conversation with Claire Kim, the first-place winner in the ages 11-14 group, and her art teacher at Griffith Woods School, Ms. Jennifer Hutchinson, along with Claire's mom, Elena, I was struck by Claire's humility, generosity, and exceptional talent. Ms. Hutchinson shared, “I'm not surprised that Claire won because she has the mastery of the tools, and I know she's also a learner, but I also think she stands apart to me because she captures the essence of things so beautifully.” Claire's commitment to her craft and ability to listen, understand, and translate emotions into art were evident throughout our conversation...

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