The ocean is full of secrets. Ancient creatures of the deep, sunken cities and mysterious ship wrecks from times gone past, whole ecosystems and phenomena that we barely understand… Oh, and plastic. Lots and lots of plastic. That’s a little less romantic, no?
But plastic is not the only ocean challenge we face. Overfishing, pollution, resource management, crime…there’s a lot to tackle here, and a lot of dirty secrets that need to be uncovered. Why is it important? Well, because oceans make up 70% of our planet, and produce almost the same amount of biomass as terrestrial habitats. Our lives depend on the ocean.
So, it’s about time we understand the root causes of these challenges we face, tackle the misinformation and big mysteries out there, and figure out how to manage our oceans better. That’s where we step in.
In this series, we ask bold questions, do some myth-busting, and share the stories we’re not supposed to – and there are some crazy ones out there. We cannot cover the entire ocean subject (that would take a lifetime), so we’ve picked three topics to start with: plastic pollution, crime and nutrition. It will be fun, it will be exciting, we will learn a lot… Let’s dive in!