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December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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The holidays are a time of joy and sharing, so it’s nice to add groups and organizations to your gift-giving plans that support our waterways, shores, sea creatures, and our entire planet. By all means support your favorite sea charity or non-profit, but if you need a suggestion, here are eight organizations working hard to improve the world we love.

Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, Inc. sells sweatshirts and tees to support research, education, outreach, and volunteer programs promoting conservation of coastal ecosystems http://www.cresli.org/cresli/cresli_clothing.html.

Florida Oceanographic Society’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through education, research, and advocacy. A symbolic adoption of a sea turtle, nurse shark, stingray, or sea horse bolsters its efforts

https://www.floridaocean.org/s/71/adopt-an-animal#.WC8YwrLR_Dc.

New England Aquarium, a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation, has quite a few symbolic species to adopt, including an African penguin, American lobster, Atlantic harbor seal, balloonfish, clownfish, and southern rockhopper penguin http://www.neaq.org/support/giving/animal-sponsorship/. You can also adopt a right whale, whose numbers are dwindling http://www.neaq.org/support/giving/animal-sponsorship/right-whale-sponsorship-program/

Oceana protects the world’s oceans, and has a sea turtle cookie cutter that comes with a sea turtle adoption certificate https://gift.oceana.org/content/sea-turtle-adoption-gift-pack-0.

Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation, based in New York, has gift-ready symbolic adoptions of sea creatures to support efforts to protect our marine environment http://www.riverheadfoundation.org/adoptions/.

Surfrider Foundation is a California-based community of people who passionately protect the ocean, waves, and beaches. They sell tee shirts made of recycled materials along with other sustainable and environmentally friendly gear http://shop.surfrider.org/.

The Nature Conservancy works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. You can support them in general http://www.nature.org/ or adopt an acre of land http://www.nature.org/membership-giving/adopt-an-acre/index.htm?intc=nature.featuredstory.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit marine wildlife conservation organization whose mission is ending the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans. Buy gifts of clothing at http://www.seashepherd.org/clothing and books, videos, and more at http://shopusd.seashepherd.org/.

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