Sailors for the Sea Announces the launch of Ocean Watch Magazine

An Annual Publication Creating A New Wave of Hope with 12 Stories that Inspire Personal Action to Save the Ocean

Notable authors paired with amazing photographs published together in a stunning update on the state of environmental issues affecting the ocean

Newport, Rhode Island (February 23, 2015) – Sailors for the Sea is a leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean, announces the publishing of Ocean Watch magazine.

Ocean Watch magazine features 12 important articles dedicated to telling the story of ocean health and inspiring action with vibrant images of sea creatures, research and ocean pollution. A “take action” section, which accompanies each article, allows readers to translate their knowledge into tangible steps that will protect the ocean.

“I am thrilled to release the first edition of Ocean Watch Magazine”, noted R. Mark Davis, president of Sailors for the Sea. “We have been honored to work with a great depth of talented authors and we are proud to showcase their work in this stunning publication.”

Notable authors include Dr. Larry McKinney, director of the Harte Research Institute at Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi, Sandra Whitehouse, Ph. D. Senior Policy Advisor at Ocean Conservancy, and Jennifer R. Nolan, noted author and passionate conservationist with photographs by award-winning underwater photographer Jim Abernethy and many more.

“It is really spectacular to see this superb set of articles gathered together to educate boaters about the need to protect the ocean,” said Dr. Larry McKinney.

Since 2009, Sailors for the Sea has published this monthly periodical on their website connecting over 90,000 readers with opportunities to take action and become part of the movement to protect the waters they love.

Ocean Watch is a monthly article series that interprets complex ocean health and regulatory issues by outlining what these topics mean to the boating community and then gives concrete actions everyone can take to make a difference.

Most importantly, Ocean Watch creates a personal connection with our waterways, making their health personal and relevant while sending a vibrant message of hope and empowerment. Written by experts in their respective fields, Ocean Watch answers questions for boaters such as “What is ocean acidification?” or “What are the effects of plastic on my health and the Great Lakes?”

To view an interactive, online version of the magazine visit:

If you are interested in reprinting an article from Ocean Watch magazine please contact Hilary Kotoun at hilary(at)sailorsforthesea(dot)org.

To learn more about Sailors for the Sea and how we are working with boaters to become catalysts for change visit

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