There is only one ocean and while we may not realize it, we depend on the ocean every day. It controls our climate, creates our weather, provides fresh water and 50% of our oxygen. The ocean is a source of food, a means of travel, recreation and a source of inspiration. The ocean is also home to an amazing biodiversity
A healthy ocean is a crucial part of a healthy planet.
We are all contributing to the damage caused to the marine environment and eventually us all. We don’t need to be living near the coast to cause this damage, this is true even if we live many miles inland. This is because we are all contributing to a global problem.
And of course it is equally true that we will all suffer the effects of this damage, even if we live miles from the ocean.
To understand how we are damaging the oceans we first need to appreciate how global ocean systems work. Whether we want to protect the oceans to ensure our own future, or to protect the amazing biodiversity in the ocean, the actions and results are the same.”
Ed has become an inspiration to the rest of us onboard Moondancer since he joined us a month ago. His stance on the importance of ocean conservation has opened our eyes and forced us to think deeply about our responsibilities towards the health of our beautiful blue planet.