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Isla Holbox wins award at BLUE Ocean Film Festival

Monterey, California – August 30th, 2010 – Dr. Sylvia Earle’s SEAlliance is delighted to announce that “Isla Holbox – Whale Shark Island,” has been selected as the 2010 winner for non-broadcast documentary at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival. Over 350 entries were submitted in 19 categories from around the world. The BLUE Ocean Film Festival was held in Monterey, California August 25-29th. “Isla Holbox” was produced by Monterey based filmmaker Kip Evans in 2009. Dr. Sylvia Earle and our foundation’s filmmaker Kip Evans receiving the award Photo by: Kate Miller Isla Holbox (pronounced “hole-bosh”), an island off Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, was a well-kept secret until six years ago when large populations of migratory whale sharks were discovered right off its coast.…
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Come celebrate Sylvia Earle’s 75th birthday!

Jim Toomey Need another reason to attend THE BLUE OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL? Come celebrate Sylvia Earle’s 75th birthday! To honor her we have some special treats planned at the film festival during the Blue Carpet Awards night August 28th. Tickets for the Blue Carpet Awards and Gala can be purchased here. In lieu of birthday gifts, give back to our life support system, and do something to protect the ocean: clean a beach, explore a reef, educate and inspire, or help create and protect “hope spots”, find out more you can do at Mission Blue. …
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