The Oceanic Society

Building a healthy future for the world's oceans since 1969

Oceanic Society works to improve ocean health by deepening the connections between people and nature to address the root cause of its decline: human behavior.

The State of the World’s Sea Turtles is a project of the Oceanic Society focused on sustainable solutions to saving the seven species of sea turtles throughout the world. SWOT’s method is multi-faceted, incorporating widely distributed research, micro-grants to local charities, and population studies to find the most crucial areas for immediate action.

In 2015, Bently Foundation awarded a $35,000 grant to SWOT that: contributed to their 11th annual open-source magazine; helped curb the illegal trade of hawksbill turtles by employing local villagers to monitor nesting sites; created a national Atlas of sea-turtle habitat and areas of particular need for conservation; and regional data collection in South America.

Learn more about the Oceanic Society here.