I was looking through one of the books that I sell in the store… The World is Blue, How Our Fate And The Ocean’s Are One by Sylvia A Earle. Ms Earle is an oceanographer and Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. In her book she talks about how we have learned more about our oceans in the last 50 years, than ever before. She states that the changes that the ocean has endured has threatened the existence of life on Earth. How the planet is about to be on an irreversible environmental crisis, not just from the recent oil spill but also from wasteful fishing, pollution, and global warming. She offers suggestions and solutions that we need to act on now, before it is too late.
I am very much a nature lover. I have lived around the ocean my whole live, and have spent countless hours either playing in surf, snorkeling with the dolphins, photographing the shore birds, picking up sea glass, shells, or beach pebbles. After looking through the book, I began to think about how the water world and the land world are very connected. Not only by the animals that live in both land and sea, but also the food that we eat, the air that we breathe, and the relaxation and enjoyment that we get from beach combing.