By Nick Gilbert
The fourth Ocean Heroes Contest was announced by Oceana. This annual contest has participants who go beyond their limits to safeguard the ocean. The contest will commence on World Oceans Day and the results will be declared on July 18, 2012.
Adults or youth creating an impact to conserve the ocean with innovative ideas to protect marine life and avoid pollution are eligible to stand as a nominee for the Ocean Heroes Award given by Oceana.
Andrew Sharpless, CEO of Oceana, expressed the company’s excitement over the Ocean Heroes Contest. He stated that the participants will stand out as examples highlighting how anyone with innovative ideas for protecting the ocean can achieve the Ocean Heroes Award.
Revo and Nautica the contest partners will distribute prize packages to the winner of the Ocean Heroes Award along with adult and junior finalists. Peter Wallerstein and Sophi Bromenshenke were winners of last years Ocean Heroes Award.
Wallerstein received the Ocean Heroes Award last year under the adult category for his involvement in saving injured sea animals. Wallerstein hopes that this award will motivate people all over the country to understand Marine Animal Rescue’s impact in Los Angeles. This in turn will lead to the improvement of similar rescues in the costal communities.
Sophi Bromenshenke of Minneapolis won the 2011 junior award. Before this achievement eight-year-old Sophi Bromenshenke sold shark wristbands, hot chocolate, cookies and lemonade and earned more than $3,500. Sophi Bromenshenke who is part of the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program organized by the University of Miami, spends her funds towards paying for satellite tags on sharks.