Seth MacFarlane, Sam Waterston, Ted Danson, Angela Kinsey, Leonor Varela, and Olympic swimmer Aaron Peirsol attended the 9th annual SeaChange Summer Party in Laguna Beach on July 30 to support Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization. The event recognized Seth MacFarlane for his longtime support of Oceana and work as an advocate for the oceans. Over 400 guests attended the sold-out in Laguna Beach event, raising more than $1.3 million to protect the oceans.
During the dinner portion of the event, Oceana CEO Andrew Sharpless spoke about Oceana’s work and recent victories for the ocean. He highlighted Oceana’s Save the Ocean, Feed the World campaign, which aims to restore the biodiversity and abundance of the world’s oceans to support a growing global population. With the right policies in place, a fully productive ocean could provide a meal a day for a billion people forever.
Post dinner, guests were invited to raise their paddles to support Oceana’s campaigns to protect majestic sea creatures like whales and promote healthy, vibrant marine ecosystems. Highlights of the evening auction included the lively bidding for a limited-edition BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition and an exclusive six-day voyage aboard the Hemisphere – the world’s largest luxury catamaran.