SeaKeepers Addresses COVID-19 – March 2020

In light of the spread of COVID-19, we look at each other to do our utmost to protect one another and support our community by doing our part in following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

With the lives of so many undergoing disruption and radical change, it's important to maintain a sense of support and reach out to others on how you can help and stay safe. We have included tools below that provide information in helping combat the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

Out of safety and concern, SeaKeepers will be postponing all DISCOVERY Yacht programming and events until further notice. We will continue to work on ocean conservation and the support of science to raise awareness on global issues.

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the world, now is the best time to look towards the future and plan ahead for a rapid recovery. Times like these emphasize the importance of science expertise at the forefront of global issues for the survival of our planet. We salute and support our community of scientists and educators and have highlighted participation in our latest programming below:

Shark Research

February 2020

The International SeaKeepers Society joined Beneath the Waves to conduct shark research in the waters of the Exumas, Bahamas. This was a part of the ongoing Beneath The Waves shark sanctuary study which consists of tagging sharks and collecting as much data as possible to assess how shark populations are thriving in the protected Bahamian waters.

Learn more about this program

Floating Classroom

February 2020

On February 12th, 2020, SeaKeepers partnered with Miami Waterkeeper to host a floating classroom and island cleanup aboard Fleet Miami’s Julia. 20 Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassadors from Hialeah Highschool learned about our local marine environment by going out on a field expedition to conduct water quality assessments and learn more about the threats to Biscayne Bay.

Learn more about this program

We send well wishes to all those affected by the virus and hope you all stay safe while we get through these challenging times.

Following the recommendations of governments and public health, SeaKeepers HQ has fully transitioned to remote work and continues to support our members without disruption. For any questions or assistance, please contact SeaKeepers directly at [email protected].

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Stay up-to-date on our ocean conservation efforts by following us on social media where we'll be highlighting those making a difference in our global ocean issues today.

Follow us as we monitor the evolving news on the COVID-19 and assess the course of action to support our international members through these challenging times.