Since its formation in 2008, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) has supported numerous initiatives to encourage conservation and best management practices for sustainable marine environments. The group has been front and center with its support — in both science and grants — to provide common-sense solutions to reverse overfishing, pollution and other threats to the marine ecosystem.
The GHOF will host its fourth annual fundraiser on Wednesday, October 26 in the Don Taft Center at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. Guests will join marine artist Wyland and host Guy Harvey for an “island casual” evening of great food, drinks and live music. Live and silent auctions with be held, including original artwork, exciting trips and fantastic gifts, with proceeds benefiting the marine conservation work of the GHOF. For ticket information visit www.GuyHarveyOceanFoundation.org.
“Healthy oceans are essential for life on our planet. It is our collective responsibility to conserve the marine environment and maintain the biodiversity of our oceans,” said Harvey. “Through the support of the Foundation’s many visionary friends and future scientists we will develop new strategies to preserve the life that remains and hopefully restore the marine life that has been destroyed.”
Some of the organizations and causes that have benefited from GHOF support over the years, include the Guy Harvey Research Institute at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center, Bimini Biological Field Station, University of Florida: Florida Museum of Natural History, Mote Marine Laboratory, The Ocean Foundation, Florida Sea Grant’s Guy Harvey Scholarship, Central Caribbean Marine Institute and the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program at the University of Miami.
GHOF grants are used to fund important, new scientific discoveries on everything from migratory and reproductive patterns of various pelagic species, to breakthroughs in DNA analysis, to conservation action initiatives to preserve and protect many endangered species of sharks, groupers, marlin, blufin tuna and sea turtles, to raising an amazing $500,000 through its “Save Our Gulf” campaign following last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Guy Harvey Foundation Fundraiser Dinner