Director’s Update, June 2022

“Do jellyfish have the answers to immortality?” “Do fish poop?” “What do you need to study to become a marine biologist?” I cherish the questions you pose on our Ask A Scientist board. Thank you for sharing your curiosity, exploring your deepest wonders, and seeking out ways to act for the sake of marine and […]



Applications now open for Ocean Explorers Summer Camp

The highlight of your budding marine scientist’s summer is here! Ocean Explorers campers experience the thrill of scientific discovery and tons of fun with new friends. Seymour Center summer camps provide youth, ages 7 to 14, an unforgettable week sure to inspire a lasting passion for ocean conservation. Ocean Explorers actively explore the fascinating world […]


Director’s Update, March 2022

“This is the best day ever!” cheered a student from Bradley Elementary School in Watsonville as the classroom wrapped up its tour of the marine mammal lab last week.  Thanks to the inimitable Kevin Keedy’s herculean effort, for the first time in two years school kids are back in the Seymour Center for our ultra-popular […]



Support future marine scientists

Jessie Kendall-Bar attended Ocean Explorers summer camp at Seymour Center in 2005. Today, she’s a marine science Ph.D. candidate at UC Santa Cruz. I invite you to read more about Jessie’s journey. Supporters like you made Jessie’s story possible. Your generosity in 2021 will launch new stories like Jessie’s. Jessie’s name frequently pops up around […]







Our Ocean Backyard – Ocean Good News

These days the news coming from the ocean is usually anything but positive or encouraging, whether ocean acidification, harmful algal blooms and closed fishing seasons, ocean warming and coral reef bleaching, water quality decline, overfishing, loss of habitat, sea-level rise and shoreline erosion, there are a mind-numbing list of problems out there to be concerned […]