01.12.2011 - Oris and Scuba Diving Award 2011 Sea Hero of the Year
Shawn Heinrichs receives top honor for his shark conservationist work!
As some of you may know, Oris and Scuba Diving Magazine launched a program this Spring called Sea Heroes. The program was created to recognize individuals who go above and beyond to help protect the world’s oceans and help bring some attention to their work. Oris has a strong history of supporting marine conservation through limited edition pieces with the Great Barrier Reef and the Save the Maldives being two recent examples.
Shawn Heinrichs was the overall winner from the 5 Sea Heroes chosen in 2011 and received a $5000 grant from Oris. Shawn is a passionate cinematographer and passionate marine conservationist who uses his underwater footage and images to protect reefs and sharks. He received his check at a ceremony held at the DEMA show in Orlando. All winners also received an Oris Divers piece.
The years other winners included:
Larry McKenna for his work with leatherback Turtles.
Carl Safina for his Living Oceans program.
Georgienne Bradley for her Save Sea Foundation.
“Ocean” Annie Crawley for her work in educating children about the oceans.
You can read all of their stories here!
Our congratulations to all of the Sea Heroes- These people are the real deal!