Green anemone at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
Ocean conservation organization, Oceana, is asking for votes for its 3rd Annual Ocean Heroes Contest.
According to their webstie:
“On World Oceans Day, Oceana honors those who have made a significant, ongoing contribution to ocean conservation. This year, hundreds were nominated, and a panel of experts selected the following finalists. Vote now for your favorite in both categories: adult and junior. ”
Congratulations to all nominees, including Carter and Olivia Ries, who mongabay.com recently interviewed: Kids found organization to save endangered species.
There’s no question that the ocean needs heroes. The world’s oceans, and its wildlife, face significant pressure from a wide variety of human-caused problems: overfishing, climate change, pollution, acidification among others. From coral reefs to sharks to sea turtles, many species are vanishing at unparalleled rates due to these and other issues.
To vote for an Ocean Hero: VOTE.