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Paul Walker and Marine Biology: Foundation Presents Marine Awards

Oct 05, 2015 06:26 PM EDT
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The Paul Walker Foundation, established in the name of a Hollywood actor who starred in 2005's Into the Blue and had a lifelong interest in marine biology, recently presented two marine biology awards at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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Paul Walker, a Hollywood actor who died in a car crash in 2013 and had starred with Vin Diesel in seven Fast & Furious movies about street racing in Los Angeles, majored in marine biology in community college before experiencing film success, according to his family.

His daughter Meadow recently announced the launch of The Paul Walker Foundation, which aims to support wildlife and ocean life, according to the organization's website

Even more recently, the foundation announced the Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium presented the 2015 version of that award to Anali World; a Youth Award also went to Katie Ridgeway. World is co-founder of the nonprofit Jaws & Paws, and Ridgeway is a conservationist and volunteer at the aquarium, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.  

After starring in the marine-set 2005 movie Into the Blue with Jessica Alba, Walker became involved again in leisure-time ocean activities. In 2006, Walker became a board member of the Billfish Foundation, which monitors fish populations and marine health worldwide. In 2010, he also spent 11 days catching white sharks off the coast of Mexico with a crew for the National Geographic series Expedition Great White. He is below at the 38:00 mark

In 2011, Walker talked with a German entertainment outlet about his passion for the sea.

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