My name is Jamie Aquino and I am the project coordinator of the Haiti Ocean Project. In 2007, I visited Haiti with the intention of developing a project that focused on educating youth about marine mammals. Since then, the project has grown into more than marine mammal education; it also includes research and ecotourism. While myself and other individuals and organizations have been extremely involved in the development of this project, it is the efforts of my students (both in Florida and Haiti) who deserve credit for their passion, enthusiasm and commitment. That is the "heart" of my vision, to inspire young people to care about the world around them and to make a difference in the world. This website is a collective effort of young people from two different countries (Haiti and the United States) who have come together to showcase something extraordinary for the world to see and learn about!!!!