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Turning the Tides: SM Bay Ocean Acidification Project

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
135 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 10, at 12:00 AM PST
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We Have Reached Our Goal! Thank You!

February 08, 2018


Turning the Tides is happy to announce that we have surpassed our goal of $1,000 for our 5-day Spark Campaign Relaunch! We are extremely thankful for all the support we received in such a short amount of time and are excited to go out in the field and research ocean acidification. This wouldn't be possible without all of you!


Want to follow our team as we continue our ocean acidification project? Curious about what data we will be collecting? Make sure to follow our blog updates on our recently launched our team website,



Turning the Tides

Anna, Noah, Destiny, Roajhaan, Shang, Eileen


Spark Campaign Relaunch on February 5th - Help Us Reach Our Goal!

February 01, 2018

Turning the Tides is excited to announce that we will be officially relaunching our Spark campaign on February 5th through February 9th! We still have $1,000 left to fundraise to reach our goal of $4,000 and we need your help! The donations we receive will be used to fund our fieldwork on UCLA’s research vessel, making them a vital contribution to our research.


We graciously ask the favor of also informing family, friends, and any interested individuals of our campaign and project. In addition, please do not hesitate to reach out to us through Facebook or email if you have people in mind that you feel our team should reach out to!


Thank you always for your continuous support and we look forward to keeping you updated with our progress on furthering research on ocean acidification.



Turning the Tides Team

Anna, Destiny, Noah, Eileen, Shang, & Roajhaan


Last Day to Donate!

December 13, 2017

As we come to the end of our campaign, we want to thank you so much for all your help! Today is the last day of our fundraising campaign and so far we have raised $2,842!


For our last day, we ask that you continue to share our campaign with friends and family. We are excited to return to UCLA after winter break and get out on the boat! 


Again, thank you so much for all your help along this journey, stay up to date with our project by following our Facebook page! Happy Holidays! 



To donate:


~Turning the Tides



Half Way There!

December 06, 2017

Because of your support, we are HALF WAY to our goal of $4,000! 


With 8 days left in our fundraising campaign we are so excited to have reached the $2,000 mark. That being said, we still need your help! Over the next week please continue to spread word of our fundraising efforts; your help really makes a difference! With each donation that is made, we are that much closer to collecting the data necessary to slow down ocean acidification.


Thank you so much for your generous donation, let's work together and reach $4,000! 


~Turning the Tides


November 30, 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who made #GivingTuesday a success! We now have raised a total of $1,517! With this money we will be able to conduct almost 2 full field days in UCLA's research boat. 

That being said, we still need your help. With 14 days left in our campaign we have to work together to get to $4,000! As we head further into the holiday season, please continue to share our project with your friends and family. We rely on your support to reach our goal! 

Again, thank you so much to those who have donated, let's keep turning the tides! 

To donate, follow this link: 


Giving Tuesday!

November 28, 2017

Happy #GivingTuesday! 

Thank you to those who have already donated today, we appreciate your support of our project! Our team has been active on our Facebook page all day, telling everyone about why we are passionate about marine science, climate change and ocean acidification. Visit our page to see what our team has to say: 

The day is not over so you still have a chance to donate to our campaign and encourage others to support us as well. Tell us about your #MyGivingStory and passion for marine life. Join us in the fight to save our ocean! 

~Turning the Tides

link to donate: 

New Video and Giving Tuesday!

November 26, 2017

Thank you so much to those who have donated so far! We are so excited to have the opportunity to use UCLA's research boat and collect data in the coming months. Be sure to follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on our project.


Recently, we have been working on a video describing the scope and importance of our project. This video has now been launched on our website--take a look for yourself! 


Additionally, with Thanksgiving behind us and Giving Tuesday upon us, we hope that you will continue to inform your friends and relatives of our campaign. Giving Tuesday is a global celebration dedicated to giving back; funding our research is one way in which your donation can give back in so many ways. So please continue to support our project and help us to spread the word! Any donation is incredibly appreciated. 


Thank you,

Turning the Tides

Our way
of Thanking You


Blog Post Shoutout

Every single donation makes a difference! Thank you for contributing and helping our team further our research. To show our gratitude for your support, we will be giving you a personal shoutout in our weekly blog post! Check it out at

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Facebook Video Shoutout

All donations count and we are so thankful for yours! To show our thanks we will be mentioning your name in a video on our Facebook page. Check it out here:

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Video Shoutout & E-Letter

Thank you so much for your donation! We will be sending you an E-letter from our team as well as mentioning you in a video on our Facebook page. Check it out here:

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Underwater Selfie

Because of you we are able to collect data using UCLA's research vessel. To show our thanks we will take a photo of us underwater holding a thank you card and send it you via email!

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Personalized Postcard

To thank you for your donation we will send you a personalized e-postcard with a picture of us from one of our field research days! We could not have done it without you!

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Acknowledgment & Post Card

Thank you for donating to our project! We will be sending you a personalized e-post card with a photo of us on UCLA's research vessel as well as acknowledging you in our final presentation.

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2 Aquarium of Pacific Tickets

Without your help, our research would not have been possible so we want you to get excited about all things aquatic! We will be giving you 2 tickets to enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach as well as acknowledging you in our final presentation. Thank you so much! (GA Tickets. Tax deductible donation of $440)

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2 Tickets to Catalina Island

1 special donor will receive two round-trip tickets to Catalina Island as well as acknowledgment in our final presentation. Thank you so much for donating, we could not have done this without you! (Standard Tickets from San Pedro, Catalina Express. Tax deductible donation of $853)

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