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Sea Hero

Conservation Photographer Shane Gross Recognized with the September 2023 Seiko Sea Hero Award

Hear from the Canadian conservation photojournalist believes in the power of imagery to effect change.

Director of the University of Miami Shark Research and Conservation Program Named August Sea Hero

A former student of the University of Miami turned director of their shark conservation program, this shark researcher is dedicated to expanding opportunities in marine science education


Tiffany Newman Named July Sea Hero

Personal tragedy for a Vancouver Island native sparks a mission to give at-risk youth opportunities in diving.

Economist Turned Conservationist Muditha Katuwawala Named May Sea Hero

Sri Lankan conservationist’s group mobilizes and educates volunteers to address marine environment concerns in his home country.

Carl Charter Named April Sea Hero for Making the Underwater World Accessible to Nondivers

More than 30 years of marine conservation work led PADI Pro Carl Charter to shift his focus to what really matters: marine education, and creating opportunities for everyone to experience the beauty and wonder of the ocean.

Nancy Caruso Named Sea Hero for Dedication to Ocean Restoration Work

For her dedication, many talents and passion for restoring species in her local community, Nancy Caruso is our March Sea Hero.

Rose Huizenga Named Sea Hero for Making Conservation Careers Accessible

For her ingenuity and perseverance, Rose Huizenga is our February 2023 Sea Hero.

Hiroshi "Kuma" Sato Named January Sea Hero for Conservation Work

Founder of Sanriku Volunteer Divers, Hiroshi Sato is committed to cleaning natural-disaster debris, leading seaweed restoration efforts and training the next generation of mission-driven divers.

Goliath Grouper Advocate Shana Phelan Named November Sea Hero

In the wake of Florida reopening its goliath grouper fishery, the co-owner of Pura Vida Divers secured protections for its aggregation sites.