Thursday, October 8, 2009

Day 67 - Oct 7

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
estimated pounds collected today - 1.3 (WOO_HOO!! could be lowest day yet)
estimated pounds collected to date -321.3
That is what you think it is. Don't know why this is underlined, sorry.

Beverly, a reader of Siel's blog and mine, went on vacation to Rhode Island recently. She was inspired by The Daily Ocean to clean some beaches while she was away since she lives in Washington D.C. and doesn't usually have access to some.

I will chronicle her trip in several posts over the next few days. I am stunned and grateful that she took the time and care she did to clean up some beaches. Thank you Beverly!
Sylvia Earle - Oceanographer, Marine Scientist/Biologist, Environmental and Ocean Conservationist/Activist, Deep Sea Explorer, Author, Lecturer who began her work in the 50's was awarded the TED prize this year. Please scroll down in my blog to the next post and watch her talk.

As the winner, she gets to state one wish, (and 100,000 to help it happen).
Can you guess what it could be?

“I wish you would use all means at your disposal — films! expeditions! the web! more! — to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.” - Sylvia Earle

Please watch her talk. If you are reading this, she may be speaking to the choir, but even so it will inspire you even further.

Slyvia Earle's TED talk