2015’s Ocean Heroes Named
What do the U.S. Secretary of State, a European Prince, a French born scientist working in Canada and an Australian who’s been swimming with sharks since she was 12 all have in common? They are all winners of the 8th annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards, the world’s preeminent ocean honors named after the late author of ‘Jaws’ and lifelong marine conservationist Peter Benchley.
Selected from an outstanding field of candidates nominated by the ocean conservation community the winners will receive their Mantas awards statues designed by the marine artist Wyland on Thursday May 14 in Washington D.C. This will follow the 5th Blue Vision Summit on marine protection that runs May 11-14.
The 2015 Winners are:
For Excellence in National Stewardship – HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
In 2006 the Prince established the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation dedicated to protecting the environment that has since highlighted and supported a number of important marine conservation efforts. In 2009 the Prince participated in a three-week scientific journey to Antarctica following several polar expeditions. Since then he has played a vital role in supporting scientific research, conferences and collaboration around the issue of ocean acidification and climate, advocated for protection —> Read More Here