Belong to our Ocean Community

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” RYUNOSUKE SATORO

When you register to participate in the Seafood Free September 30 Day Challenge, you become part of our global Ocean Community.

You also become part of an individual Ocean Community, depending on the geographic region where you reside. Each community relates to one of the five ocean basins, with our five Cetacean Guides.

If you reside in Australia, New Zealand or Oceania, you belong to our Antarctic (Southern) Ocean Community, with the Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) as your guide.

If you reside in the United Kingdom, Europe, Russia or Scandinavia, you belong to our Arctic Ocean Community, with the Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) as your guide.

If you reside in Africa or Madagascar, you belong to our Atlantic Ocean Community, with the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) as your guide.

If you reside in Asia or The Middle East, you belong to our Indian Ocean Community, with the Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) as your guide.

If you reside in North America, South America or Canada, you belong to our Pacific Ocean Community, with the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) as your guide.

Individual drops of water stick together via a process known as cohesion, forming water bodies. Dolphins form strong social bonds and relationships, congregating in pods for protection and survival, swimming in the same direction, co-ordinating their movements, acting in unison.

These are perfect marine metaphors for like-minded individuals forming groups based on a shared goal, working together through consultation, co-operation and collaboration. There is strength in numbers.

We must unite in support of a sustainable fishing industry and a healthy ocean. As a drop of seawater in our global #SFSOceanCommunity, with our #CetaceanGuides riding the waves beside us, you become part of this collective awareness, and part of the solution.

‘A Drop in the Ocean’ is the charity arm of Seafood Free September, currently under development. We aim to raise funds for marine conservation, research and sustainability projects around the world.

Your donation gifts you one drop of seawater in an individual Ocean Community, which is held for one year, then returned to the global Ocean Community.

Fifty percent of annual funds raised will be donated to a marine conservation organisation, cetacean science research, or a sustainable fishing project in the geographic region matching the Ocean Community where the least amount of funds was raised that year.

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