ABOUT THE ANTARCTICA MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON The Antarctica Marathon & Half-Marathon's official charity is Oceanites
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Research conducted by Oceanites
, a non-profit organisation based in the US, supports the view that tourism has had little or no negative effect on animal or plant life--yet.
The Antarctica Marathon and Half Marathon's official charity is Oceanites
This edition also adopted 'stormpetrel' for species of Oceanites
, Oceanodroma, and Pelagodroma replacing 'petrel' in preceding editions of the AOU checklist.
scientists travel on every Lindblad Expeditions' Antarctica sailing, and President of Oceanites
Ron Naveen says, "Oceanites
is in the forefront of Antarctica science regarding monitoring, global warming impacts, and penguin population changes.
Polar Cruises, a company specializing in small expedition cruises to the Polar Regions, will donate the money to Oceanites, Inc.
Oceanites president Ron Naveen is the principle investigator of the Antarctica Site Inventory Project, which has collected biological data and site-descriptive information in the Antarctic Peninsula since 1994.
According to Cross, "We selected Oceanites because they are an on-the- ground organization making a huge contribution to our understanding of penguin and seabird populations in Antarctica.
Our ship, the national geographic endeavour, houses Oceanites scientists during their census activities as part of the Antarctic Site Inventory.
Oceanites was also the first grantee of the Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic Fund for Exploration, Research and Conservation, launched to support projects around the world that address a wide range of issues including marine conservation, climate change and habitat loss.
Lindblad Expeditions has also been working with local conservation partners in other regions where the company operates including in Antarctica with Oceanites
, in Alaska with the Alaska Whale Foundation and in Baja California with the Mexican Fund for the Preservation of Nature.