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About Ocean Mokum Foundation

The Ocean Mokum Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of our oceans. Founded in 2021, we provide philanthropic support to help organizations working in these areas. We fund organizations globally, allowing for multi-disciplinary collaboration of science, research, education and community building.

Our mission is to foster a better understanding of our oceans, and to strengthen the connection between people, the environment and our planet. Our goal is to make a positive impact on our oceans and our planet as a whole.



Tea Zegarac-Pollock 

The Ocean Mokum Foundation is a philanthropic organization that works to promote meaningful collaboration, education, and exploration of our oceans and the marine life within. Founded by Tea Zegarac Pollock, a molecular geneticist with a passion for science and exploration, the foundation is dedicated to preserving the beauty of our oceans.

The name ‘Mokum’ means “safe haven” in Hebrew, and Tea is passionate about making our oceans a safe haven for marine life and human exploration. She is an avid learner, and takes every opportunity to be involved with the projects Ocean Mokum supports.

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Key Areas of Support

Key Areas

Research and Education

We support leading organizations in marine research and education efforts to better understand our oceans and the impact of human activity on marine ecosystems.

Community Outreach and Conservation

We support organizations working with their local communities to raise awareness about ocean conservation and promote sustainable practices. Through our initiatives, we aim to build a community that cares for our oceans and their inhabitants.


Our Mission

Ocean Mokum Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to protecting our oceans. We believe that the health of our oceans is essential for the well-being of our planet and future generations. We work with partners around the world to support research, education, community outreach, and conservation efforts that aim to preserve the beauty and diversity of our oceans.

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