We have just completed a very successful trip to the Arctic. Partnering with the Sedna Expedition we achieved all the goals outlined for the trip: document disappearing sea ice, warming waters, changes in salinity, and acidification from the absorption of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Cynthia and the Sedna team worked with young females of Inuit and Inuvialuit communities in the Arctic; focusing on health, wellness, environment, and empowerment issues. The goal is to inspire and empower the next generation of young Inuit and Inuvialuit female leaders to redefine their relationship with the ocean.
Read all about Cynthia's Sedna Expedition via an in-depth article by Sally Ride/UC San Diego in our News section.
We would like to thank Aqua Lung, Inc for their generous donation of Cynthia's cold water dive gear, Santi Dry Suits for providing an amazing dive package, and DUI dry-suits for helping her stay warm in the frigid Arctic waters.
For more information on the expedition, and to help to this important cause, please click the donate button. You have the power to make a difference.
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