Underwater Odyssey Takes Action!
Underwater Odyssey’s initial environmental action plan was to adopt a family of fifteen marine animals from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium by means of a corporate donation. Our donation will be continuous throughout future years and is directed towards caring for a variety of marine animals including: turtles, otters, and dolphins. To further better the living conditions of our adopted marine animal family Krista Dunlop, President of Underwater Odyssey and PADI Divemaster, also volunteers a couple of hours a week when she vacations in Clearwater, Florida at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. While there, Krista stops by to say "hello" to all of our marine animal family, and helps to ensure that everyone’s home is as pleasant and cozy as possible.
Now it is time for you to become involved and make a difference in a marine animal’s life!
Adopt one marine animal or a corporate family, by requesting Underwater Odyssey direct $25.00 from each individual’s corporate environmental awareness program fee, and become a marine animal guardian.
By adopting a marine animal, corporations, individuals, and their children are reminded we all have the power to make a difference and ensure we leave a Blue Planet Legacy to our future children. Step up...and set an environment responsibility precedent, improving the minds of our children today and the world that they will live in tomorrow. All individual and corporate contributions receive recognition through Underwater Odyssey’s website, press releases, and Underwater Odyssey affiliates listed on our website. For corporate participants this also can translate into dollars, as many clients and suppliers are insisting on conducting business with environmentally aware and action oriented companies.
Affiliate environmental conservation organizations that Underwater Odyssey supports:
Project AWARE Foundation
When you request Underwater Odyssey to direct your individual $25.00 donation, from your individual/corporate environmental awareness program fee, to the Project AWARE Foundation your contribution supports dedicated volunteers on the frontlines of underwater conservation, as well as, improved resource management and critical education for water enthusiasts worldwide.
Your Gift Supports:
- Coral reef monitoring and ongoing advocacy
- Shark protection and research
- Underwater and shoreline cleanups worldwide
- Improved resource management and sustainable ecosystems
- Education and training for volunteer divers and AWARE Kids
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
When you request Underwater Odyssey to direct your individual $25.00 donation, from your individual/corporate environmental awareness program fee, to CMA you will be helping them to promote environmental conservation. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a unique facility that specializes in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick or injured marine animals.
All the animals that come through CMA’s doors arrive because they are suffering from an illness or severe injury acquired in the wild. The majority of CMA animals are found by local residents, fishermen, park rangers, and even visitors to the area. CMA has a 24-hour emergency stranding line to report a marine animal emergency. Once an emergency call is placed a CMA staff member is paged to respond, jumping into action regardless of the time. If an animal needs their assistance in the middle of the night or at the break of dawn, they are there.
Once the animal arrives at the hospital a team of experienced CMA staff biologists, veterinarians and volunteers create a rehabilitation plan for the animal specifically catering to its injury or illness. Sometimes the injuries are so severe, or the animal is so young, that it would not be in the animal’s best interest to release it back into the wild. CMA works with agencies such as National Marine Fisheries, Florida Fish and the Wildlife Conservation Commission to make these decisions. If the animal is unable to be released back into the wild it becomes a permanent member of the CMA family and lives there to serve as an ambassador for all marine animals, helping CMA promote environmental conservation.
View KD&A marine animal friends