Our seas give us life, about half of Earth’s oxygen comes from the ocean; about the same amount is consumed by marine life. They provide oxygen and food, and allow us to explore an underwater world of natural beauty. Climate change, overfishing, pollution from such sources as plastic waste, runoff, and sewage, and habitat destruction are just a few of the factors that are impacting the health of our oceans. These threats not only impact marine ecosystems but can also have far-reaching consequences for the world’s planetary health.
“The oceans help to regulate the Earth’s climate.”
My discovery of the wonders of the underwater world began after more than 2 decades creating imagery above the surface. Travelling through Cuba in 2005, the opportunity to scuba dive presented itself, learning to dive in the pristine tropical waters of one of the most preserved environments on the planet ignighted a passion that would take me to some of the most remote and exciting parts of this vastly unexplored environment currently at risk.
“I place my intention into the vast ocean of all possibilities and allow the universe to work through me.” – Deepak Chopra