Oceans of Opportunity

Category: In the News

New Book Released | 'My Providence'

Ocean Opportuniy is proud to announce the release of a new book by Michael Lombardi, ‘My Providence’. The book is a collection of poetry highlighted by Michael’s favorite photos, tracing the past decade of work in the field. To learn more, or to purchase a copy via Amazon.com, visit: My Providence | a collection of…

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Lombardi takes 2nd Place for Science & Environmental Journalism in 2009 Rhode Island Press Association Awards

Thanks to all who made our 2008 blue shark expedition possible. We set out to tell a critical story, and with the cooperation of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine we not only achieved our goal, but did so in an award-winning fashion. The article ‘Bad Reputation’ featured in the December 2008 RIM Magazine took 2nd place…

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NAFI Rhode Island hosts first 'Green Day' event

Providence’s ‘Ocean Opportunity’ chosen as students’ environmental charity of choice Ocean Opportunity, is proud to announce its participation in the North American Family Institute’s (NAFI)-Rhode Island’s first ‘Green Day’ event on February 12, 2009. Ocean Opportunity was selected as NAFI Rhode Island’s environmental charity of choice for this program. Green Day is a collaborative event…

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short film 'Summertime Blues' released via Amazon

Ocean Opportunity is pleased to announce the release of its first minidoc (mini-documentary), ‘Summertime Blues’. The short film is an artistic piece communicating the beauty and plight of Rhode Island’s blue sharks. The film is the first in a series entitled ‘Earth | Get Connected’ which is designed to bring critical, yet rarely seen, ocean…

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article published in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine

Many thanks to Rhode Island Monthly Magazine and my editor, Nicole Maranhas, for helping the Ocean State’s blue sharks receive some statewide attention. The December 2008 issues of RI Monthly Magazine features an article framed around our summer expedition to document and interact with this beautiful shark species. A short conservation minded DVD has been…

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Making Headlines | Diving a Dream

Matthew Johnston partners with Ocean Opportunity Inc., and with the culmination of 3 years of hard work and dedication, he becomes the world’s first ventilator dependent diver. The project is featured on NBC’s Today Show in January 2007. The project was a critical demonstration of advances in adaptive diving, and perhaps more importantly, the ability to…

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