The Safina Center
(formerly Blue Ocean Institute) 80 North Country Road Setauket, NY 11733 631-675-1984
(above photo: Baby manta ray, Wayag Bay, Raja Ampat. © John Weller)
Working through writing, the spoken word, and film, Carl Safina explores humanity¹s relationship with the rest of the living world.
Lauded by the Los Angeles Times as, “an ecologist with the soul of a poet,” Carl has studied the natural world as a field scientist, stood for wild nature as a staunch advocate, and conveyed his travels among animals and people in lyrical non-fiction writing.
Carl Safina’s work has been recognized with many of the most prestigious prizes around, including a MacArthur “genius” prize.
To accelerate the creation of exceptional transformative work, we hand-pick a few very special like-minded talents to join with us.
Our Fellows Program helps support a small group of distinctive voices on the upswing of their careers. They are award-winning authors, filmmakers, photographers, artists, and scientists whose work uses distinctly innovative approaches to help make the case for life on Earth.
Carl Safina originated the idea of providing consumers with easily understandable information on seafood sustainability. We continue to help consumers understand where their seafood comes from and whether it’s sustainable or harmful.
We are principal advisors to Whole Foods Markets nationwide. We analyze and advise on every source of wild-caught fish that Whole Foods is considering selling. We now do this work collaboratively with Monterrey Bay Aquarium.
In addition, we work with The Gelfond Fund for Mercury Research & Outreach to help seafood lovers know what they need to know to avoid high-mercury seafood and to stay healthy.