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, humans treat the ocean with profound negligence. Approximately one-third of the world’s fish stocks are over-exploited, ocean warming and 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 mission is to research and report how humans are affecting the ocean with the goal of inciting passion for marine ecosystems and conservation of our most precious and fascinating resource. If you want to learn more about me, check out my biography page.