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Peter Benchley Awards

Excellence in Exploration: Polynesian Navigator Honored With Benchley Ocean Award

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.15.2016 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Master navigator Nainoa Thompson was honored for Excellence in Exploration at the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Awards. He is one of a handful of indigenous navigators that can find islands in the open ocean without instruments, using techniques handed down through generations for over a thousand years.

Blue Vision: Find Your Inner Fish

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The dying seas are an economic issue as well as a survival issue, and the corporate leaders of Legal Sea Foods and Taylor Shellfish of Washington will be speaking at the summit about preserving our fish stocks.

An Ocean Pioneer: President Anote Tong

Greg Stone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Greg Stone

I had the honor last week to present the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in National Stewardship of the Ocean to a longtime friend, His Excellency Anote Tong -- President of the Republic of Kiribati.

A Wave of Honor for Peter Benchley Winners

David Helvarg | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
David Helvarg

At a time when our public seas are at risk from pollution, overfishing, habitat loss and fossil fuel-fired climate change, eight top ocean leaders, explorers, advocates and scientists will be honored on Friday, June 1 for their pioneering efforts on behalf of our blue planet