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60 Ocean Leaders send message to the candidates

The Blue Frontier Campaign has sent the letter below to both presidential candidates, Mitt Romney & Barack Obama – on behalf of the ocean. Signed by 60 prominent ocean leaders, David Helvarg’s letter is eloquent, important, and definitely worth the read. Call to President Barack Obama & Governor Mitt Romney to Protect the Ocean! (c) Kip Evans Photography As citizens involved with our seas we call on and expect the next President of the United States to support our nation’s ocean based economy and assure the sound stewardship of our coasts and ocean.  Our nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone, stretching 200 miles out from our shores, is the largest in the world, a blue frontier more extensive than our continental landmass.  With increased scientific knowledge and understanding of this, our nation’s second great frontier, comes both an opportunity and a responsibility to restore the blue in our red, white and blue.…
Posted in Blue Frontier, David Helvarg, sylvia earle |

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‘Making WAVES in Colorado’ brings Ocean Awareness to the Rockies

November 13, 2011 On Sunday, The Colorado Ocean Coalition celebrated their first anniversary with an impressive lineup of ocean luminaries in a groundbreaking day-long ocean symposium.  ‘Making Waves in Colorado’ focused on how the Rocky Mountains, the ocean and all of us are inseparably linked.  Dr. Earle made it clear, “Even if you never touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take.” Until now, there has never been a unified voice for ocean protection in the Mountain States. The mission of the Colorado Ocean Coalition is to create a strong network made up of ocean enthusiasts. They are engaging scientists, activists, businesses and ocean supporters to address current threats to the ocean, which include overfishing, plastics pollution, ocean acidification, and a lack of marine protected areas. …
Posted in Charlotte Vick, Colorado Ocean Coalition, David Helvarg, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Google Earth, Google Ocean, jim toomey, Louis Psihoyos, Mission Blue Foundation |

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