Because one of the highlights over the past few weeks was meeting Roz Savage, I'll start with her. Roz has already rowed a one-woman row boat across two oceans and is on her third at this very moment. She is rowing across the Indian Ocean. One of the most dangerous oceans due to pirating. I admire her for her efforts in bringing attention to the global issue of plastic marine pollution by taking on such feats. Not only that, she has written a book about her experiences and it came in handy when dealing with a rash from sea water I experienced while out in the South Atlantic. I'm keeping an eye on Roz as she blogs from sea!
Jean-Michel Cousteau is yet another ocean celeb I got to meet. What wonderful stories he had to share about his father Jacques. Since Jean-Michel has been on and in the ocean since he was a small child and in many different parts of the world, he has witnessed the SEA change/destruction. He shared with us in a personal interview how fish are being replaced with plastic. I paraphrase - These days, chances are better seeing plastic than seeing marine life.
While at Kamilo Beach with Ron and Noni Sanford, I stood on the shoreline watching the plastic roll in. Fragmented plastics that are much more difficult to pick up than the large items they once were. Another good reason not to let plastic get into the ocean. Imagine swimming in floating toothbrush parts!
|Danielle Richardet and Gabrielle Steele|
|Shirley Holden and me|
Bonnie Over the Ocean