The eight annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards will take place the evening of Thursday May 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. This is the world’s preeminent ocean award and the only major awards program dedicated to recognizing excellence in marine conservation solutions across a wide range of categories including science, policy, media, youth, exploration and citizen activism.
Named for the author of Jaws, the awards celebrate the life and legacy of Peter Benchley who dedicated much of his life to the protection of sharks and their ocean habitat. The awards, presented by the non-profit Blue Frontier and marine conservationist Wendy Benchley, celebrate exceptional efforts leading to the protection of our ocean.
On May 14th, each of this year’s winners will be presented with a Benchley Mantas award sculpture designed by famed marine artist Wyland.