Humans are terrestrial animals living on a planet dominated by water. Nearly all water on earth – roughly 97% – is in the ocean. We rely on the ocean for sustenance, oxygen, and regulation of global climate. Despite this, our species treats the ocean with profound negligence. Approximately one-third of the world’s fish stocks are over-exploited, ocean acidification threatens vibrant coral reef communities, and nearly ten million tonnes of plastic pollution enters the ocean from land each year. These are just a few of the many threats facing our blue planet. My professional goal is to research and report on how humans are affecting the ocean, using stories to incite passion in marine ecosystems to drive behavioral change towards the conservation of our most precious living resource. I hope you enjoy my website!