Our friends at Oceana are currently asking for nominations for their annual Ocean Hero Awards - a contest celebrating individuals who go above and beyond to protection our oceans!
Nominations, for both the Junior and Adult titles, are currently open to the public and will be taken until this Friday, June 28, 2013.
After the nomination period closes this week, a team of Oceana staff will select a pool of finalists. The public will then be asked to vote for this year's winners! Voting will take place from July 16th to July 26th. The winning Adult and Junior Ocean Heroes will be announced on July 31st. Click here to find out all the amazing things the winners will receive!
A little bit on last year's winners... Adult winner Captain Don Voss is owner of the Marine Cleanup Initiative, a debris collection organization that cleans up Florida's waterways. The winner of the junior award was James Hemphill of Virginia Beach, VA. James was the president of Project Green Teens, a student-run environmental group that promotes conservation in Virginia Beach.
Partners in Ocean Conservation At National Aquarium, we are thrilled to be partners with Oceana! Last year during our World Oceans Day celebration, Oceana's first-ever Ocean Hero winner John Hallas joined our CEO John Racanelli for a dive at the Aquarium to promote ocean protection and conservation.
Know someone like John Hallas or Captain Don Voss or James Hemphill? Nominate YOUR ocean hero today and tell us a bit about them in the comments section!