The International SeaKeepers Society supports marine science and conservation through direct involvement with the yachting community. SeaKeepers enables the yachting community to take full advantage of their unique potential to advance oceanographic research and to raise awareness about global ocean issues.
Volunteer with SeaKeepers to participate with events, scientific expeditions, education outreach, awareness through art and much more!
Download the volunteer brochure to fill out the form on the last page. Once finished, please click the button below and send email to [email protected].
From plankton to whales, animals across ocean ecosystems have been contaminated by plastic. Plastic has been found in 100% of sea turtle species, 59% of sea birds like albatross and pelicans, and more than 25% of fish sampled from seafood markets around the world. Ocean trash affects the health of wildlife, people and local economies. Trash in the water and on the shore can be mistaken as food by wildlife or entangle animals with lethal consequences. Plastic also attracts and concentrates other pollutants from surrounding seawater, posing a contamination risk to those species that then eat it. Scientists are studying the impacts of that contamination on fish and shellfish as well as the possible impact it may have on human health as well. Marine debris isn’t an ocean problem—it’s a people problem. That means people are the solution.
Be part of the wave of change, join us at our next beach cleanup. You can RSVP by clicking the link below.
SeaKeepers is dedicated to hosting monthly beach cleanups at popular Southeast Florida beaches, particularly locations that are known to have a vast amount of pollution. We record the quantity of marine debris removed from the beach and our upload findings via the “Clean Swell” application, a user-friendly application that stores information reported on location, type, and abundance of marine debris. The information uploaded to the application gets accrued into the Trash Information & Data for Education & Solutions (TIDES) database. Check out our progress here.