SeaKeepers celebrates 2020 accomplishments with a tribute page to our supporters and participants that have made programming possible in such an extraordinary year.
2020 SeaKeepers Documentary Series Premiere 10.29.20
Our commitment to the environment and using the resources of the yachting community creatively to tackle research and conservation issues continues.
We are proud to share the first in a series of video presentations about the impact of our efforts. These videos will be created with accompanying lesson plans to use within a classroom or other similar educational setting.
Despite the enormous challenges faced this year SeaKeepers was able to achieve 16 expeditions and 11 cleanups due to the unwavering commitment of our partners throughout the community. We sincerely thank the yacht owners, crew and volunteers who worked with us to make all of this possible.
The International SeaKeepers Society teamed up with the University of Miami’s Shark Research and Conservation Program and Arizona State University’s Sulikowski Shark and Fish Research Lab for a historical shark tagging expedition in Tiger Beach, Bahamas.
The International SeaKeepers Society partnered yet again with Nova Southeastern University’s Professor Paul Arena, and researchers Sydney Panzarino, Michael McDonough, and Tommy Ingalls to deploy a commercial grade mini ROV from the tender to DISCOVERY
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.” John Ruskin
The International SeaKeepers Society In collaboration with Marina at Keppel Bay, The Junior Coral Detective Programme kick started the International SeaKeepers Society Asia - Introduction to Marine Science and Conservation Asia Outreach Programme 2020.
The International SeaKeepers Society once again assisted the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and Miami Waterkeeper in conducting field research just in the waters of Biscayne Bay, FL aboard DISCOVERY Vessel M-Powered, a 24’ Sailfish center console.
The International SeaKeepers Society teamed up with FIU to collect plastic samples for their joint citizen science program, the S.A.R.A.H. Initiative, aboard D/Y Sea Level. This was the ninth deployment of a S.A.R.A.H net.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 PROGRAM PARTNERS
*Listed are contributors to our regular and digital 2020 programming
Arizona State University Sulikowski Lab
Beneath the Waves
Big Animals Global Expeditons
Blue Elements Imaging
California Ocean Alliance
Debris Free Oceans
Florida International University
Global Marine Travel
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Marina at Keppel Bay
Nova Southeastern University
Phuket Marine Biological Centre
Raffles Yacht Group
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
University of Miami
Junior Coral Detective Programme, Marina Keppel Bay
ROV Deployments & Surveys, Nova Southeastern
January | June | August 2020
Miami Waterkeeper Floating Classroom
January | February 2020
Beach Cleanup, Debris Free Oceans
January | March 2020
Shark Tagging & Research, Beneath the Waves
Beach Cleanup, Volunteer CleanUp
February | May | June | July | August 2020
Coral Reef Research, University of Miami
Biscayne Bay Fish Kill Water Sampling, Miami Waterkeeper
Biscayne Bay Fish Kill News Report, FIU
Water Sampling for Hypoxia Event Prediction
2020 Artist of the Year
Kelly Quinn is a wildlife educator & artist, co-founder of Paint for the Wild, and the Artist in Residence at The Florida Aquarium. From a young age Kelly spent her time kayaking, hiking and exploring everything wild, and began to draw it all in order to understand it. Over time she began to see the problems our home faces, and wanted to do her part to create a beautiful future between man and nature. Because of this, every artwork sold is a donation to local conservation causes.
Five percent of all artwork’s sold go directly to our mission. Visit https://kellyofthewild.com to purchase an artwork and support ocean conservation.
Throughout the year we have enjoyed the continual support of our Media Partners who have shared our stories with their constituents and created awareness about the opportunities to engage with SeaKeepers.
The Owl Trust
Program Funding Support
Global Marine Travel
Year-round Travel Support
Continue supporting our DISCOVERY Yacht Program by donating to our Fund for Fuel Campaign