“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you are connected to the sea.”
– Silvia Earle
Six years ago, my daughter Michelle and I, went to St. Croix with some friends exploring doing eco-humanitarian work on this poverty ridden and Lionfish decimated island. She went back shortly after we returned home and has been there ever since. Michelle has such a deep love and respect for the oceans and their ecology that she has colorful sea life tattoos over a good part of her body.
Most of us are land-lubbers. I am, even though a good part of my growing up was on the southern Oregon coast. It is easy to forget that the land and water we pollute inland eventually makes its way to the ocean. And that the ocean eventually makes its way back to us. We forget that what we call earth is actually 71% bodies of sea water and this living liquid dominates ALL of life in and out of the oceans and seas.
So in honor of my brave, hardworking, ocean care-taking daughter and Earth Day, I offer this video to impress upon us the grandeur and importance of these great bodies of water and how we are putting them and ourselves in serious peril.