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Press Room

Welcome to our online resource for journalists to learn about MarineBio's work to increase knowledge and inspire action to protect the marine environment and life within it. Since 1998, MarineBio has been working online to educate and inspire everyone to protect the marine world which harbors the majority of animal life on Planet Ocean. Journalists may contact MarineBio's President for information:

David Campbell
Founder/President
Encinitas, CA USA
david@marinebio.org
MarineBio.org, Inc. - California
1995 Fairlee Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024 USA
Phone: +1 (713) 248-2576 PST
info@marinebio.org

Raising Ocean Literacy: MarineBio Establishes New Nonprofit (2006)

Press Coverage

Campbell Interview in the California Diver Magazine October 2011 Issue

A few examples:
Voice of America, Website of the Week (PDF, 22KB) [MP3, 1MB]
American Scientist, Site of the Week (PDF, 28KB)
Netwatch, Science Magazine (PDF, 213KB)
CNN Science & Space (PDF, 133KB)
BBC World Webscape (PDF,115KB)

High-res media photos

High-res versions of the following images are available for media publications:

Questions and Answers

Who founded MarineBio and why?

David Campbell developed and launched MarineBio.org in 1998 to share his love of the ocean and marine life with humankind. David was inspired early by the pioneering work of Jacques Cousteau who used television in the early 1970s to introduce the wonder of the ocean to the public. When the Web took off as the world's most valuable information tool, David realized its potential to continue Cousteau’s work through a uniquely powerful new medium.

What is the scope of MarineBio?

The MarineBio network of sites are an evolving online tribute to all ocean life, marine biology, and marine conservation created to increase knowledge and inspire action to protect the marine environment and life within it. The network is staffed by volunteers including marine biologists, students, professors and conservation advocates. The site provides a wide variety of science-based information on the ocean, marine life, and marine conservation targeted toward a broad audience to help bridge the gap between science and conservation.

Who uses MarineBio?

MarineBio’s target audience is broad. There are sections of the site dedicated to young kids and grade school students, high school students, college students, graduate students, scientists, policy makers and the general public. Since the site's launch in 1998, we have heard from users in dozens of countries, so we know our goal to reach a wide audience is working.

What are some of MarineBio's online features?

A cornerstone of MarineBio are databases that serve homepages for the most common and endangered marine species with photos, movies, sound files, scientifically accurate and cross-referenced biological information and other facts. Pages for all species also include direct links to be able to check their current conservation status as well to groups involved in their conservaion on the front-lines.

The site is divided into manageable categories and information is fully cross-referenced and cross-linked throughout the site. Species pages include linked References and useful research tools that automatically link to relevant information at other important online sources.

An online introductory “digital textbook” on ocean science and marine life is available on the site as well as evolving extensive information about the most important marine conservation issues. There are also extensive information about journals, databases, and other online research tools for marine scientists and graduate level students as well. The site also provides an excellent public resource for a number of daily news feeds related to marine life and science news.

The entire site is beautifully illustrated with photographs and/or video provided by MarineBio staff and marine life photographers who have donated their work. MarineBio strives to provide a vivid multi-media experience that juxtaposes the beauty of marine life with the threats that face it so that visitors are inspired to embrace a sea ethic and help protect the ocean.

The organization has formed the MarineBio Conservation Society, a membership society established to create a community of people who would like to get more involved in ocean science and conservation or who just want to help create an internationally unified voice to promote ocean stewardship. A nominal membership fee is required. In exchange, members receive a number of benefits including discounts, exclusive access to the members-only forum in the Plankton Forums and the opportunity to help:

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Help us protect and restore marine life by supporting our various online community-centered marine conservation projects that are effectively sharing the wonders of the ocean with millions each year around the world, raising a balanced awareness of the increasingly troubling and often very complex marine conservation issues that affect marine life and ourselves directly, providing support to marine conservation groups on the frontlines that are making real differences today, and the scientists, teachers and students involved in the marine life sciences. Join us today or show your support with a monthly donation.

With your support, most marine life and their ocean habitats can be protected, if not restored to their former natural levels of biodiversity. We sincerely thank our thousands of members, donors and sponsors, who have decided to get involved and support the MarineBio Conservation Society.