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Help Support Ocean Conservation this Holiday Season and Promote your Ocean Conservation Organization!

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, we have entered the season for charitable giving. In America alone, there are thousands of ocean conservation organization that rely on donations and grants for their continued operation. Rather than list out our favorites, which tend to get quite a bit of promotion through Southern Fried Science’s various platforms, this year, I am inviting representatives from any ocean conservation organization to promote themselves in the comment thread. So, if your NGO is doing an end of the year fund raiser, if you have an “adopt-a-critter” programs going for the holidays, or if you just want to get the word out about your organization, feel free to leave a comment and let us know a bit about you organization and its goals.

Southern Fried Science has a large, dedicated, and ocean literate audience. Let us know what you’re up to. I promise it will be worth your time.

A few pesky ground rules:

  1. This is a judgement-free thread. This is not the place to lob criticism at organizations you disagree with. It’s fine to post questions to organizations posting their work (i.e. where are you based, what percentage of funds go to overhead, etc.) but this is a thread for self-promotion, not an invitation for criticism.
  2. Please keep posts under 500 words. This makes it easier for readers to browse the comments.
  3. Please provide a link to your organization’s Charity Navigator listing, if one is available.
  4. Be kind to the little guys. I’m not going to lay down any hard rules about who can and can’t post, but if you’re operating budget is more than $2 million per year, please consider holding off on posting to give smaller organizations a chance to get the word out. Not every ocean conservation organization has an advertising budget.
  5. Please read the comment policy, particularly the parts pertaining to how we moderate comments. Remember, first time commenters are always held for moderation as are comments with more than 3 links. If your comment doesn’t show up immediately, don’t worry, we’ll set it free as soon as we can.
  6. We define ocean conservation in the broadest possible sense. If you think your Idaho-based agricultural NGO will have a positive impact on the ocean, we welcome you, too.

Regular readers are also invited to share their favorite ocean conservation organizations.

This thread will remain sticky through the end of the year (after all, there’s always someone waiting for the very last moment to make their annual, tax-deductible donations).

I’d also like to remind readers that Southern Fried Science is supported by donations from our readers, so please consider kicking a dollar or two our way to help with the server costs.


Deep-sea biologist, population/conservation geneticist, backyard farm advocate. The deep sea is Earth's last great wilderness.


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