Check out these photos from the star studded Oceana SeaChange Summer Party !
Jon Hamm, January Jones, Kiernan Shipka, Sam Waterston, Beth Behrs, Michael Gladis, Aimee Teegarden, Nolan Gould, Billy Joe Armstrong, Oscar Nunez, Leonor Varela, Lillimar Hernandez, Olympic swimmer Aaron Peirsol and featured musical performer Bethany Joy Lenz attended the 8th annual SeaChange Summer Party in Dana Point on Saturday evening to support Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization. The event honored marine ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Dr. Enric Sala, for his work to protect the world’s last pristine marine ecosystems. The sold out evening was held on the private beaches of The Strand in Dana Point for Oceana. Over 400 guests attended.
January Jones and Kiernan Shipka attend the 8th annual Oceana SeaChange summer party on August 1, 2015 in Dana Point, California.
Oscar Nunez attends the 8th annual Oceana SeaChange summer party on August 1, 2015 in Dana Point, California.
SeaChange guests were treated to specialty Nolet cocktails and a delicious dinner. The evening included presentations from Oceana executives and celebrity supporters. Guests also raised their paddles in both silent and live auctions. The program this year focused on Oceana’s Save the Oceans; Feed the World campaign, which aims to restore the biodiversity and abundance of the world’s oceans to support a growing global population.
Kiernan Shipka attends the 8th annual Oceana SeaChange summer party on August 1, 2015 in Dana Point, California.
Bethany Joy Lenz attends the 8th annual Oceana SeaChange summer party on August 1, 2015 in Dana Point, California.
The highlight of the evening auction was the lively bidding for an exquisite retreat at the Gili Lankanfushi Resort in the Maldives. Other items included Corum Watches, a Mikimoto White South Sea pearl necklace with matching earrings, custom suits from David August and Brioni, gorgeous handbags from Emilio Pucci, Versace, Bottega, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Miu Miu, Bally, MaxMara, Longchamp and items from other South Coast Plaza luxury boutiques including Jo Malone, Baccarat, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, and Hervé Léger. Stunning jewelry was featured from Winston’s Crown Jewelers, Kimberlin Brown, Julia Post, J. B. Diamonds, Kendra Scott and more.
The evening’s honoree, Dr. Enric Sala, took the stage to accept Oceana’s Ocean Heroes award. Sala, founder and leader of the National Geographic Society’s Pristine Seas project, works with his team to identify, explore, survey and, ultimately, protect the ocean’s last-remaining wild places. His upcoming book PRISTINE SEAS: Journeys to the Ocean’s Last Wild Places (National Geographic Books; September 22, 2015), highlights ten of these untouched sites. Most recently, Sala returned from an expedition to explore the remote Artic seas.
Oceana ambassador January Jones mingled with guests and addressed the audience about her work with Oceana to protect sharks.
“I’ve long been a supporter of Oceana and have been fortunate enough to work with them on their efforts to save sharks,” Jones told the crowd. “These are some of the most fascinating—and threatened—creatures in our oceans.”
Jon Hamm and Sam Waterston attend the 8th annual Oceana SeaChange summer party on August 1, 2015 in Dana Point, California.
Nolan Gould attends the 8th annual Oceana SeaChange summer party on August 1, 2015 in Dana Point, California. Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. We run science-based campaigns and seek to win policy victories that can restore ocean biodiversity and ensure that the oceans are abundant and can feed hundreds of millions of people. Oceana victories have already helped to create policies that could increase fish populations in its countries by as much as 40 percent and that have protected more than 1 million square miles of ocean. We have campaign offices in the countries that control close to 40 percent of the world’s wild fish catch, including in North, South and Central America, Asia, and Europe. To learn more, please visit www.oceana.org.