The ocean is complicated and diverse. Yet thanks to peripatetic ocean advocate Wallace J. Nichols, the blue marble has become a symbol for better understanding the ocean as an essential element in our lives. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will share his practice of carrying blue marbles with him wherever he goes, gifting them to new friends, thereby developing an understanding that an acceptance of the blue marble creates a shared responsibility for the ocean future.
You can carry blue marbles, too. Check out the Blue Marble Project today.
Peter Neill, host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of brief audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. Contact us for more information.
Global Ocean Commission
Global Ocean Commission:
A Rescue Package for the Ocean
CLICK HERE to read more about the GOC and the final ocean report entitled, "From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean"
Ocean Health Index
A weekly feature to highlight, by country, the goals and components of the Ocean Health Index which measures and scores ocean health from 0-100.
Did You Know?
This goal measures the carbon stored in natural coastal ecosystem—seagrasses, tidal marshes and mangroves—that sequester and store large amounts of carbon in both the plants and in the sediment below them. When preserved, carbon is stored in these ecosystems. When destroyed, carbon is emitted back into the atmosphere, becoming new sources of greenhouse gas emissions. (source: OHI)