Posted on January 4, 2016
July 14, 2015: Prize-winning author and MacArthur Fellow Carl Safina weaves decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries in brain science that delivers enlightening insight into animal cognition in his landmark new book BEYOND WORDS: What Animals Think and Feel.
Updated on June 17, 2014
The Safina Center Welcomes New Fellow, Dr. Ellen Prager: Author and Marine Scientist brings Earth and Ocean Science to all Ages
Stony Brook, NY, June 17, 2014: The Safina Center’s Fellows Program has expanded to include a new Fellow: author and marine scientist, Dr. Ellen Prager. Prager is widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages. She has built a national reputation as a scientist and spokesperson on earth and ocean science issues and is a sought-after speaker for public-oriented events and as an expert by the media.
Posted on June 2, 2014
Whole Foods Market® and leading scientific organizations simplify seafood sustainability ratings, increase opportunities for research
AUSTIN, Texas (June 2, 2014) – Brought together through four years of partnership with Whole Foods Market, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program and The Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute) will now use Monterey Bay Aquarium’s science-based criteria and methodology for rating the sustainability of wild-caught seafood, offering consumers consistent recommendations from trustworthy nonprofit conservation organizations.
Posted on May 29, 2014
STONY BROOK, NY, May 29, 2014 – Blue Ocean Institute, established in 2003 by conservation pioneer Dr. Carl Safina, has changed its name to The Safina Center at Stony Brook University.
Posted on April 14, 2014
STONY BROOK, NY, April 11, 2014 – On Earth Day—Tuesday, April 22—the Stony Brook campus community, and the global twitter-verse are invited to meet and tweet – virtually and in person – with Stony Brook University’s three Indianapolis Prize finalists: Russell A. Mittermeier; Carl Safina; and, Patricia C. Wright, during the University’s first ever “Tweet-Up” – an official event of the 2014 Earthstock celebration.
Updated on February 18, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS — Carl Safina, Ph.D., is one of six exceptional conservationists advancing as a finalist for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 39 nominees, Safina is in the running for $250,000 along with Joel Berger, Ph.D.; Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.; Carl Jones, Ph.D.; Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.; and Patricia C. Wright, Ph.D. These heroes were nominated and named finalists for their outstanding achievements on behalf of the world’s most endangered species.
Updated on June 2, 2013
On June 7, an international team of scientists, artists and educators will launch an expedition to study the global marine debris crisis from one of the most breathtaking places on the planet: southwest Alaska. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center, in partnership with several national and Alaska-based organizations.
Updated on February 21, 2013
Three new Blue Ocean Fellows will join Carl Safina, founding president of Blue Ocean Institute, to bring new, innovative perspectives. The Fellows are shark biologists Debra Abercrombie and Dr. Demian Chapman, and New York Times best-selling author Paul Greenberg.
The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World, written by Carl Safina, has been named winner of the 2012 Orion Book Award. More
On a recent expedition to the Sub-Antarctic–ringed by high, wind-bitten slopes and in the exquisite company of penguins, albatrosses and seals–I felt my faith in nature’s resilience renewed. More
Continuing where he left off with his critically acclaimed book A View From Lazy Point, Carl Safina, founder of Blue Ocean Institute at Stony Brook University, asked a rapt audience at the Institute’s annual gala last night to merge knowledge and commitment to stabilize a rapidly overheating planet and a changing ocean. More
New book deconstructs the causes and exposes the ecological impacts of 2010’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill. More
Carl Safina’s fifth book, The View From Lazy Point; A Natural Year in an Unnatural World is now available everywhere. More
Posted on April 11, 2012
Thank the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for taking a step in the right direction but ask them to go further! Surface longlines used to catch swordfish and yellowfin tuna also catch and kill hundreds of spawning Western Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico every year. To protect these severely depleted fish in their only known spawning area in the Western Atlantic, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) just proposed that Gulf surface longline fishermen use an experimental hook that could reduce the incidental catch of bluefin. This action is a step in the right direction, but it is not a strong, long-term solution.
Global Conservation Groups Support Kimberley Protection from Gas Hub in Australia: Twenty-five groups representing millions of people oppose destruction of sea turtle, whale and seabird habitat by oil companies.
About 250 ocean enthusiasts gathered in New York City on November 9, to honor the Gulf of Mexico and celebrate the Centennial of Captain Jacques Yves Cousteau. Blue Ocean Institute founder and president, Dr. Carl Safina, and Capt. Cousteau’s grandson, Fabien Cousteau, provided hope and inspiration to the crowd.
In a partnership with Blue Ocean Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium, Whole Foods Market launched the first in-store, color-coded sustainability rating program for wild-caught seafood.
MONTEREY, CA, August 3, 2010 –/WORLD-WIRE/– BLUE Ocean Film Festival, presented by Monterey Bay Aquarium August 24-29 in Monterey, CA, today named environmentalist Dr. Carl Safina the recipient of the 2010 Sylvia Earle Award.
Blue Ocean Institute & Brancott® Vineyards partner to create iPhone application for sustainable seafood pairings.
Because of his work to restore marine populations and inspire change, Blue Ocean Institute’s President & Co-Founder Dr. Carl Safina, is a contender for one of the most prestigious awards for animal conservation – the $100,000 Indianapolis Prize!
Chefs Collaborative and Blue Ocean Institute launch a sustainable seafood project designed for chefs. The Green Chefs, Blue Ocean (GC/BO) project enables chefs and culinary students to purchase, prepare, and promote sustainable seafood choices.