Hello Fellow Sea Lover,

A reminder that the Celebration of the Sea 2018 will take place at the Port Royal Marina and Yacht Club on May 26, 2018, starting at  3 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for the Animo Marine Biology Club.  Many in the Marine Biology Club go on to study marine science and become our future Ocean scientists.  You may view a short video of the Marine Biology club in action by clicking here.  This year we hope to help fund 25 inner-city students for a trip to Montana del Oro Tidepools, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay Area Research Institute, Elk Horn Slough, Kayaking, Camping and Ed Ricketts Museum.

Not only that, but we will once again be serving seafood Cioppino prepared by one of the best chefs in the South Bay (Robert Bell from Chez Mélange Restaurant), Lobster donated by our own Port Royal lobster divers (Lobsterdon and Urchin Cathy). Also, a program featuring underwater videos and students Briceida and Melissa from the club who will have just returned with Mark Friedman from a Microplastics conference in Chile.

This will be our 8th year of doing this and we have raised thousands of dollars for this cause. It is really a grassroots effort and many in the Yacht Club and supporters have donated time and food to compliment Robert’s outstanding Cioppino. We can be proud as a club for what we have done in the past. If you would like to help this year, please let me know. At this point, we could use some help on set up and take down, club bartenders, and could use some food donations (appetizers, French bread, salads, side dishes).

Thanks, and looking forward to another fun and worthwhile event again this year!