October 2018 Newsletter
Promoting healthy and sustainable oceans through education that inspires action & advocacy
NOAA Office of Exploration and Research
Take Action to Protect the Blue Park off New England's shore

About 130 miles from Cape Cod lies the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. This giant sanctuary protects massive undersea canyons and serves as home to an untold number of marine animals. Many of these creatures are rare and endangered. W2O is joining efforts with the New England Aquarium and urging members to sign a petition to protect this national treasure. Take a minute and take action!

W2O sets sail and finds out what threatens our Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale

Our sunset sail sold out, but we learned from our New England Aquarium right whale researcher Monica Zani that these whales need protection. Zani explained how fish entanglements and vessels strikes have depleted the right whale  population and what we can do to save them.  Don't miss the story on the W2O blog!
Young Professionals of W2O Coastal Cleanup at Castle Island, Sat. 10/20 10am-Noon
Everyone is welcome! Clean-up supplies will be provided; bring your own gloves, bucket or bag if you have them. Please RSVP to Young Professionals Organizer Emily Conklin for parking details and more information. Rain date is 10/21.

Get Out the Environmental Vote on Thurs. 11/1 6pm

Commit to voting for the environment. Join forces with the Young Professionals and register others to vote with ocean conservation as a top priority.  Click here to register and get details.
W2O Sew-A-Thon 
No Sewing Skills Required
Wed. 10/24 at 6:30pm 

Bring fabric, your iron or sewing machine, or simply your enthusiasm to create reusable bags to support our efforts to eliminate plastic bags. Join W2O Ocean Spirit Award Winner Sierra Rothberg as we make reusable shopping bags as a sturdy, washable & sustainable alternative. The bags will be handed out for free at Boston stores.  RSVP for further details!
Our Ocean Lovin' Book Club is filling up for  Tues. 11/13 

Dive into the world of vanishing orcas with the book  Into Great Silence, a beautiful, heartrending memoir by the late Eva Saulitis. A well-known Alaskan poet and orca researcher, Saulitis writes about the relationship between the demise of a small, local orca pod in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez spill and her own struggle with cancer. 

Come for conversation & light refreshments on Nov. 13th at a private home in Boston.   Please RSVP here to receive details. Members are encouraged to bring a friend!

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