2018 Challenge Finalists

2018 Finalists

Congratulations to the 2018 Ocean 180 Video Challenge Finalists!

The video abstracts listed below were selected as finalists in the 2018 Ocean 180 Challenge by a panel of science and communication experts (Wave 1 Judges). From April 9 to May 4, 2018, over 25,000 middle school students (our Wave 2 Judging Team) will be evaluating the finalists and casting their votes for this year's winning videos.

The winners of the 2018 Ocean 180 Challenge will be announced on May 11, 2018.

Good luck to all the finalists and our student judges! 

 2018 Ocean 180 Video Challenge Finalists (in alphabetical order)

 Underwater Soundscapes of Florida Bay

Jack Butler, Old Dominion University

Diet secrets of the Deep and Fathomous

Anela ChoyMonterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Steven Haddock, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Bruce Robison, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Susan Von Thun, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Kyra Schlining, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Goliath Grouper in the Gulf

Angela Collins, Florida Sea Grant and Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission
Carlos Monzon-Aguirre, Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission

 Where Do Sharks Spend Most of Their Time?

Neil Hammerschlag,  Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Fiona Graham, Waterlust
Patrick Rynne, Waterlust

 Spread the Word Not Halophila

Colin Howe, University of the Virgin Islands
Tanya Ramseyer, University of the Virgin Islands
Lauren Olinger, University of the Virgin Islands
John Cassell, University of the Virgin Islands
Elizabeth Brown, University of the Virgin Islands

 Palmyra Atoll Reef Sharks

Douglas McCauley,  UC Santa Barbara
Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara
Alex Parraga, UC Santa Barbara
Jessie Ward O'Sullivan, UC Santa Barbara

Drifting in the Gulf

Guillaume Novelli,  Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Laura Bracken Chaibongsai, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Patrick Rynne, PhD, Waterlust

Does Knowledge Affect Support for Shark Conservation?

Chris Parsons, George Mason Univeristy
Chelsea Gray, George Mason University

Coral Reef Rescue: Save the Parrotfishes!

Joseph Pawlik, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Boston Dang, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

A Crab Swarm at an Ecological Hotspot

Jesús Pineda,  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Brett Kuxhausen, Ocean Media Institute

 

By the Numbers

Over 40,000 students in 50 US states, the US Virgin Islands, and 25 countries participated as judges in the 2016 Ocean 180 Video Challenge.

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