ATLANTA (February 4, 2015) - Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin from Georgia Aquarium has started the year receiving national media recognition. The wildlife documentary series, which airs Saturday mornings on ABC stations, has received a Parents’ Choice Award in the Television category and has been named a finalist in the Cynopsis Media Social Good Awards in multiple categories. 

Ocean Mysteries has received the prestigious Parents’ Choice Award in the television division from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, which cited the depths and heights to which host Jeff Corwin goes to explore animal life in the water and ocean adjacent environments.  Established in 1978, Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children’s media. Best known for the Parents’ Choice Awards program that honors the best material for children, the Parents’ Choice Award Seals are the Foundation’s internationally recognized and respected icons of quality. A Parents’ Choice Award is a notable recognition with fewer than 20 percent of materials submitted to the Parents’ Choice Awards program receives any level of commendation.

Cynopsis Media, a division of Access Intelligence, hosts the Social Good Awards with the goal of recognizing excellence in the area of social good television in the entertainment industry by honoring sustainability partnerships, PSAs, diversity campaigns, environmental initiatives and more. Ocean Mysteries has been named a finalist in the category of Partnership with a Celebrity/Athlete/Character and in the category of Environmental Campaign or Initiative. For a complete list of finalists, visit www.cynopsis.com. Social Good Award winners will be announced March 3 at the Cynopsis Social Good Awards Breakfast in New York City. 

Ocean Mysteries is hosted by world-renowned conservationist and Emmy Award-winning TV personality Jeff Corwin. Corwin and the team of dedicated scientists and researchers from Georgia Aquarium have opened viewers’ eyes to the extraordinary stories that lie beneath our oceans. The series has taken viewers to locations including Alaska, New Zealand, Botswana and beyond as Corwin works alongside researchers from Georgia Aquarium, its partner institutions and like-minded organizations and agencies to better understand issues facing our planet and the animals inhabiting it. The team’s discoveries provide the audience with a unique perspective on how to protect endangered and threatened species while enhancing our understanding about our ocean's life-sustaining value to the planet.  For more information on Ocean Mysteries, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org. All Ocean Mysteries episodes are available on Hulu

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ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM 
Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards; offering engaging and exciting guest experiences promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.