Monday, October 29, 2012

Women & Minorities Scholarship Opportunity: Pursue an advanced degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology

Reposted from Kilili Newsletter, dated Friday, October 26, 2012:

Nancy Foster Scholarship Program – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is soliciting applications for the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program from individuals, particularly women and minorities, who, due to financial constraints, may otherwise not be able to pursue an advanced degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science, and resource management of ocean and coastal areas). The program seeks to boost the number of women and minorities in these scientific disciplines, particularly as they relate to the mission of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Closing date is December 6, 2012. For more information, go to

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shark for Manta Ray Protections

Brazil, Ecuador, and Colombia have put forth a proposal to list manta rays at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.  If successful, governments will have to manage the trade of these charismatic animals.  Want to show your support?  Post this photo to Facebook and Twitter.  You can Pin it, too.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Why Do We Explore?: An introduction to "Why Do We Explore the Mariana Trench?"

We thought you might like to know that NOAA is going to be here tomorrow providing education materials and training for classroom teachers related to the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. We are confident that this is only the beginning.

Thanks to Heidi and Kara for making the time and taking the trip! We look forward to seeing you again for your next session in March as well!!!