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Protecting the power of the living ocean.

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Our ocean breathes life into our living planet. From the standing peaks of the highest mountain tops, swaying leaves of the forests’ trees, to the sandy dunes of the desert’s landscape…all of these ecosystems rely on the ocean to thrive. And in turn, all the lives that call those areas home. By inviting audiences into the ocean’s story of how it sustains all life on Earth, we can come together to rewrite its narrative to one of a brighter future for generations to come.

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Paul Nicklen

Co-Founder and Lead Storyteller

“The art I create is always in service to the ocean as I attempt to do its beauty justice through my lens. If I can inspire people to care enough to protect it, then maybe we can finally give our planet the respect it deserves and safeguard its future.”
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Cristina Mittermeier

Co-Founder and Lead Storyteller

“Extraordinary opportunities exist to restore and sustainably develop our oceans in order to protect them and sustain all life on this planet.”
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Andy Mann

Co-Founder and Lead Storyteller

“The ocean is a part of all of us, weaving us together through our hearts, minds, and the very air we breathe. It gives us oxygen, provides food, and moves our spirits in a way that calls us back to the shore.”
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Our legacy and impact

SeaLegacy’s pioneering conservation expeditions and global campaigns have the power to transform our perception of the sea to a vital solution to climate change and inspire positive change for our blue planet  — one sustainable solution at a time.

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Since 2017, SeaLegacy has been working with a large coalition of non profits, scientists and government to accelerate the creation of new marine protected areas in several key sites around Anartica.

Since 2017, SeaLegacy has been working with a large coalition of non profits, scientists and government to accelerate the creation of new marine protected areas in several key sites around Anartica.

Since 2017, SeaLegacy has been working with a large coalition of non profits, scientists and government to accelerate the creation of new marine protected areas in several key sites around Antartica.

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In 2018 we ventured to Timor-Leste to create media packages needed to secure a maritime border with Indonesia in order to facilitate the protections of the world’s most biodiverse coral reef ecosystems.

Our co-founders and the SeaLegacy 1 crew explored Panama’s Guna Yala Comarca, alongside dedicated Indigenous climate activist Diwi Valiente. They invited our team to become immersed in the community’s culture and wisdom, reflecting on how valuing their people’s traditions and customs could help solve some of the challenges that they and their people are currently facing.

Tiger sharks led Dr. Austin Gallagher, founder of Beneath the Waves, to the historic discovery of the world’s largest seagrass bed in The Bahamas.

Tiger sharks led Dr. Austin Gallagher, founder of Beneath the Waves, to the historic discovery of the world’s largest seagrass bed in The Bahamas.

Tiger sharks led Dr. Austin Gallagher, founder of Beneath the Waves, to the historic discovery of the world’s largest seagrass bed in The Bahamas.

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We traveled to Patagonia in 2023 to highlight the fragility of this unique ecosystem and to inspire urgent action from global communities and the Chilean government to safeguard and protect this invaluable natural wonder.

We traveled to Patagonia in 2023 to highlight the fragility of this unique ecosystem and to inspire urgent action from global communities and the Chilean government to safeguard and protect this invaluable natural wonder.

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Off the coast of California, we are bringing attention to death nets that endanger, injure, or capture ocean wildlife.

Off the coast of California, we are bringing attention to death nets that endanger, injure, or capture ocean wildlife.

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Working with our colleagues in conservation and government officials who are dedicated to ocean and community health, we are working to establish a biosphere reserve that would secure the future of the southern Gulf of California, the northernmost point of the Eastern Tropical Pacific.

Working with our colleagues in conservation and government officials who are dedicated to ocean and community health, we are working to establish a biosphere reserve that would secure the future of the southern Gulf of California, the northernmost point of the Eastern Tropical Pacific.

Together we are rewriting the narrative for our blue planet.

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Katie Couric Media “Rose, Bud, Thorn: Highlights From Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen’s Year at Sea”

Co-founders Cristina Mittermeier, Paul Nicklen, and Andy Mann author a piece to wrap up a year of conservation for Katie Couric Media.

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