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Jun 7, 2019

Are You the Next Ocean Hero? Apply Today!

Do you have what it takes to be the next Ocean Hero? If you have done any work to champion the protection and preservation of the ocean, then Oceana wants you to apply to become its 2019 Ocean Hero. Nominations opened earlier this month and closes in three weeks. Communications Director Alyssa Carnegie tells us more about what they are looking for in their next Ocean Hero.


Alyssa Carnegie, Communications Director, OCEANA Belize

“It is really to recognize, celebrate and honor individuals who go above and beyond in terms of conservation and protecting our oceans and marine resources. It is meant to honor people who are doing work in different areas, whether it is project work, research, on the ground conservation, education and teaching. It is open to people above thirteen years old. Nominations will close the end of June.”


Alyssa Carnegie

Andrea Polanco

“What do you need to do to apply to be considered?”


Alyssa Carnegie

“We have a form that is available on our website but we have mass distributed it through our contact list and it is also available on our social media pages. It is just about filling out the form; knowing a little about the person you are nominating and just doing it. The hardest part is getting the form to fill out.”


Past winners of the Ocean Hero Award include Michael Heusner, Luz Hunter, Jamal Galvez and Captain Romi Badillo. Again, deadline for submissions of nominations is the end of the month. The annual Ocean Hero awards will be held in October.

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