Just when we are all feeling a little disconnected from one another, with many of us far away from the ocean we love, Dive Ninjas has announced a new platform to connect us all to those working at the forefront of ocean conservation. Scientists, shark divers, photographers, educators, and leaders in the industry will share their stories with you via live, free webinars. You can tune in with your family, friends, or quarantine buddies to learn something new and connect with some amazing people with interesting stories to tell from their not so average 9-5 jobs.
Dive Ninja Expeditions have built a solid reputation for being on the forefront of exploration, education, and conservation. Their tours and trips are designed to create citizen science experiences that connect scientists with passionate scuba divers and freedivers from around the world. But in light of the current situation, without the ability to explore or travel, the ninja team has curated a new platform to bring the ocean to you – introducing Ocean Stories.
“These last weeks it seems like everywhere we look there is nothing but bad news. I wanted a way to break away from this and bring our community together. We hope that Ocean Stories is able to bring a breath of fresh air to everyone currently stuck at home, by connecting us to the love we all share for the ocean.” says Jay Clue, the founder of Dive Ninja Expeditions.
Starting March 29th, presenters from all over the globe will be sharing their stories right from their home to your living room. They kick off the first 2 weeks with their very own ‘shark week’ featuring: shark advocate & stuntwoman, Liz Parkinson, talking about working with sharks in film and conservation, shark scientist, Dr Frida Lara, talks about the bull sharks in the UNSECO World Heritage Site of Cabo Pulmo, and Jillian Morris Brake, founder of Sharks4Kids, will be giving a special talk for kids & families introducing the little ninjas to the world of sharks. There’s also a freediving breathing workshop to help us relax during these stressful times, a shark photography workshop by photo pro Simon Lorenz, an intro to hammerheads by shark scientist, Pete Rodriguez Arana, and even a talk on the sharks & rays of Ireland by Grace Marie Carr.
But it doesn’t end there, in the coming days they’ll be releasing more dates and talks on everything from coral restoration, manta rays, sea lions, ocean communities, huge mobula ray aggregations, striped marlin, exploring the baja peninsula, and so much more. There’s even a very special talk from the renowned, multi-award winning photographer and conservationist, Alex Kydd of Ningaloo Reef!
Each presenter, from the global community of like-minded individuals working to protect our oceans, will give a ‘TED-Talk’ style presentation or workshop. Each presentation will last around 30 minutes, with a 10-15 minute Q&A session afterwards with the audience. They are all 100% FREE to join, kid friendly, and available to everyone! They will also be recording the talks so that if you can’t make it to the live version you can still watch it later. Check out www.diveninjaexpeditions.com/ocean-stories/ for the full schedule of presenters and to register for the free talks!
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