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Our Work

Cuba Conservancy

Cuba- Conservancy-LogoBuilding on more than 18 years of work in Cuba, our Cuba Conservancy Program, in collaboration with Cuban scientists, is advancing marine conservation and coastal community sustainability.

Travel With Us

Cuba Educational Experiences - Ocean DoctorExperience Cuba through our award-winning educational travel program. Meet Cuba’s leading scientists, experience Cuban culture & Cuba’s extraordinary coastal waters.

50 States Expedition

Ocean Doctor's 50 Years - 50 States - 50 Speeches ExpeditionWe’re traveling to all 50 U.S. states, teaching tens of thousands of students about the wonders of the sea and encouraging them to pursue careers in science.

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Dr. David E. Guggenheim addresses the World Affairs Council of Western MichiganInvite the “Ocean Doctor” himself, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, an acclaimed public speaker and recognized authority on ocean issues, to speak at your next event.

News

20YearsinCuba

My 20 Years in Cuba

September 30, 2020/by Ocean Doctor
Ocean Doctor diver in Cuba

Are the Healthiest Reefs Now Dying?

December 20, 2019/by Ocean Doctor
Blue New Deal

Towards “The Blue New Deal”

May 5, 2019/by Ocean Doctor
Elkhorn Coral

A Race to Save Coral Reefs

April 20, 2019/by Ocean Doctor
Quill Pen

The Constitution, Climate Change, and What Just Happened in Cuba

March 27, 2019/by Ocean Doctor

VIDEO: Half the Caribbean’s Coral Reefs Have Died. Join Our Fight to Bring Them Back

December 27, 2018/by Ocean Doctor

VIDEO: We Love Fuzzy Creatures, Too!

December 20, 2018/by Ocean Doctor
The official welcoming committee in the community of Cocodrilo. Our work is now focused on helping coastal communities develop alternatives to overfishing that are both environmentally and economically sustainable.

What I’ve Learned from 100 Trips to Cuba & Why it Matters to Our Oceans and Our Future

November 27, 2018/by Ocean Doctor

Make a Special Donation to Commemorate the Ocean Doctor’s 100th Trip to Cuba

June 29, 2018/by Ocean Doctor

REPORT: A Century of Unsustainable Tourism in the Caribbean: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Cuba

May 27, 2018/by Ocean Doctor
A dedicated group of community volunteers and veterinarians have come together to rescue hundreds of animals from the streets. It's called Project "De La Calle" (From the Street).

Why I Must Wear Long Sleeves on Earth Day

April 22, 2018/by Ocean Doctor
The Oxygen Project

How Much Would You Pay for Every Other Breath You Take?

April 17, 2018/by Ocean Doctor
Presidio Modelo Prision - Cuba's Isle of Youth

New York Times Features Ocean Doctor’s Work in Cuba’s Isle of Youth

January 7, 2018/by Ocean Doctor

A Video Message from the Ocean Doctor

December 27, 2017/by Ocean Doctor

PBS NewsHour Features Ocean Doctor’s Work in Cuba

November 8, 2017/by Ocean Doctor

People’s Climate March 2017 – Washington, DC: Photo Gallery

April 29, 2017/by Ocean Doctor

World Penguin Day – See Our Documentary “Disaster at Nightingale”

April 25, 2017/by Ocean Doctor

March for Science 2017 – Washington, DC: Photo Gallery

April 22, 2017/by Ocean Doctor
Cocodrilo, Isle of Youth

Finding Hope for the Invisible Island

December 28, 2016/by Ocean Doctor
President Fidel Castro and Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau in a playful exchange at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992

How Castro and Cousteau’s Legendary Friendship Preserved Cuba’s Oceans

December 5, 2016/by Ocean Doctor
William L. Guggenheim and his favorite fish, a Striped Bass caught off the New Jersey coast. (Photo: Ann Guggenheim, 1976)

Lost at Sea for 40 Years, But Never Alone

November 28, 2016/by Ocean Doctor

The Largest Protected Place on the Planet

September 1, 2016/by Ocean Doctor
Vice Minister José Fidel Santana Núñez and Ambassador David Balton

Saltwater Diplomacy and a New Era of Cuba-U.S. Relations

July 26, 2016/by Ocean Doctor
Eduardo Alonso Ramos, 1970-2011

An Expedition Dedicated to Alonso, Whom We Lost Tragically Yesterday

May 5, 2016/by Ocean Doctor
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