By Alex Rose

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Our world ocean is facing an unprecedented number of threats ranging from overfishing to climate change to pollution. It was long thought that the sea was "too big to fail", but as evidenced by global fishery collapse and wide scale habitat degradation, that assumption was incorrect. If you don't live on a coast, it might seem like the ocean has little impact on your life, but every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, connects you to the sea. Currently only about 3% of our ocean is protected, compared to around 12% of the land. In order to expand the protection afforded to our seas, we must first care about what's there, and we cannot do that unless we know what there is to care about. The future health of the ocean depends on gaining knowledge and spreading education through exploration, and we must find innovation ways to involve and energize the general public about the relatively unknown world beneath the waves. I founded Blue Ring to create a new method of ocean conservation accessible to and inclusive of everyone who wants to better understand and protect our seas. 

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