The donation, part of a continued partnership to raise awareness about the importance of ocean conservation, will further benefit the foundation’s scientific research, including first-of-its-kind shark tracking programs which have revealed discovery insights into the lives of these species and therefore encouraged increased protection efforts.
The donation also will assist in the development and availability of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Educational Program, designed to provide state-standardized curriculum that introduces students K-12 to the beauty of the world’s oceans and its delicate ecosystem.
'NCL’s support of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation has been instrumental in conducting our cutting-edge marine research and engaging cruisers with our award-winning video content and educational programs,' Guy Harvey said. 'We all look forward to safely getting back out on the water to sustainably enjoy our ocean resources.'
As part of the partnership, Harvey’s marine wildlife depictions including sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins and more will decorate the Great Stirrup Cay’s Lighthouse, which at nearly 100 feet high, also serves as the launch pad to the private island’s zipline, which spans 1,200 feet lat 110 feet above the ground.
Coral Reef restoration
The partnership between NCL parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University includes a coral reef restoration initiative to reduce the effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors around the coral reefs surrounding Great Stirrup Cay as part of its global corporate sustainability program Sail & Sustain. Through this program, the company has launched many initiatives to mitigate waste, invest in new technologies to improve fuel and energy efficiency and promote water conservation and management on across the fleet.