Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Awards South Carolina Aquarium with Grant

Press Release

South Carolina Aquarium

01. October 2013


Monies Help Fund New Aquarium Experience, Shark Shallows

CHARLESTON, S.C. — October 1, 2013— Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will visit the South Carolina Aquarium on October 5, 2013. In addition to touring the facility, he will present the Aquarium with a $75,000 grant on behalf of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The grant will be used to help fund the Aquarium’s newest major experience, Shark Shallows, opening Spring 2014. Shark Shallows will be an interactive experience featuring sharks native to the South Carolina coast.

The grant supports the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation’s mission to ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced marine ecosystem where fish and other wildlife flourish. Funds for the grant were generated through licensing fees for the Guy Harvey South Carolina Education Lottery ticket.

“We are thrilled to be able to present a $75,000 check to the South Carolina Aquarium and to be able to assist them with the creation of their new Shark Shallows experience. Our foundation is on a mission to educate the general public about the importance of sharks to our oceans and the new exhibit will be very helpful.” commented Guy Harvey, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Chairman. “Thanks too to our friends at the South Carolina Education Lottery as their support with the new Guy Harvey scratch off game has enabled my Foundation to write this grant check to the Aquarium.”

“Sharks are greatly misunderstood, and this gift will allow us to tell the full story of their role and importance to the ecosystem,” said Kevin Mills, Aquarium president and CEO. “We’re proud to partner with Guy Harvey, who over the years has demonstrated a real commitment to conserving the marine environment.”

Source: South Carolina Aquarium


1 Comment

  1. I’d rather have seen the $75,000 going towards conserving sharks in the wild, fighting against finning and increasing protection world-wide for sharks rather than putting them on display (and making more money off the back of selling tickets). Conservation doesn’t equal captivity, at least not in my mind.

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