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A Word from Ocean Matters Founder and Executive Director, Laura Parker Roerden
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the great privileges of my job is introducing young people to the wonders of threatened marine habitats—such as the coral reef. I am always moved by the childlike wonder that crosses a student’s face on a dive as she discovers surprisingly beautiful or complex sea life hiding in a coral balmy’s hole. I love to watch the camaraderie emerge in the group when our authentic interdependence as dive buddies peels away layers of social pretense. And there is nothing quite as extraordinary as watching a group of young people present their research to professional scientists and contribute to the protection of the reef for future generations. And now you can share in that joy, too. Follow our blog here and come along on our expeditions. . and find out more about why the ocean matters!
[pullquote style=”right” quote=”dark”]In the end, we will conserve only what we love, love only what we understand, and understand only what we are taught—Baba Dioum[/pullquote]