MARINE CONSERVATION RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ORGANISATION
Oceanswell envisions a world where all people recognize the integral role that oceans play in our planet and are equipped to work towards its preservation.
Oceanswell works to change the trajectory for the world’s oceans by educating the next generation of diverse ocean heroes, equipping students from underrepresented nations to conduct marine conservation research, and engaging everybody in conversations about the magic of our world’s oceans.
Field work is expensive so our time on the water is limited, but the great part is…you are all curious ocean lovers so together we can make a difference!
Our oceans contain the greatest diversity of life on Earth. From the freezing polar regions to the warm waters of the tropics and deep sea hydrothermal vents to shallow seagrass beds, marine organisms abound. By donating to Oceanswell, you are helping us do what we do best – explore, discover, protect, educate and give the oceans a voice. No amount is too little and your support is greatly appreciated.
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Have you ever seen a Risso’s dolphin while out at sea? These large dolphins with their melon-shaped heads and distinctive scratches on their bodies make them easy to identify and can sometimes be spotted swimming in Sri Lankan waters. #MarineMegafaunaMonday
📢 New blog post alert!
Another blog post by Ayani, our intern, where she revisits the mind blowing encounters in the field that will always have a special place in her memory. Read to know about the marine mammals, turtles and seabirds they observed!
Brittle stars are echinoderms and belong to the same group of animals as sea stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers and are found in waters around the world. Brittle stars are so named because their skin dries and breaks very easily - it’s brittle! #MarineMegafaunaMonday
Bioluminescence in Galle face, Colombo last night! Worth heading out tonight - no guarantees but if you see it, it’s magical! Read this for more https://www.instagram.com/p/CiztdsghQA6/?igshid=YWZlMWU5YjI= thanks @iFiri for the video! @OceanswellOrg
There are two species of mako sharks: shortfin and longfin. Both species are incredibly fast swimmers owing to the design and structure of their bodies. Shortfin mako sharks grow up to about 3.8 m and weigh in at about 545 kg. For more on shortfin makos: http://ow.ly/w5XO50KMKIA