Inspiring Quotes to Save Our Seas
23rd edition of Marine Life monthly post. Marine Life post published every 19th of the month. It aims to share information on marine life species and to promote their conservation.
On this edition, let me share inspiring quotes from inspiring people who have moved me to care and to understand our ocean and its residents. All images here were taken by myself. I hope you will find their quotes are inspiring too.
This special quote was written by a dear friend who studied together with me in the Netherlands. She was one of the brightest students in our institute, thus I am not surprised when she continued her study and gained her Ph.D. from a reputable university in the United Kingdom. I have known her as a person with passions for nature, education, and humanity. It is an honor to have her sincere and beautiful phrases on my underwater image.
Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd, is spending most of his lifetime to save many endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter. His non-stop fights to defend the endangered marine species have resulted in shark finning being banned worldwide.
I had a pleasure interviewing Stefan Follows as a Featured Photographer on this blog. As a researcher for Marine Research and Conservation in Thailand, Core Sea, Stefan notices that there is a massive decline in the diversity of the ocean. This quote was written by himself when I asked of his thought about our ocean’s condition. I find it as an important reminder from a person who spent most of his life researching marine species.
Sylvia A. Earle is called as “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and the first “Hero for the Planet” by Time magazine. Her book, The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean’s Are One, is haunting me. The following quote was taken from the book. It carries the fact that I have seen during my diving. This image was taken in the middle of the ocean that far away from residency area. Whatever we throw to the sea, they will stay.
Baba Dioum, Senegalese minister who voiced this quote in 1968, during an international forum on conservation. Tens of years later, his quote is still valid and even more crucial to be addressed.
Like Paul Watson’s quote (says a lot about us)
Not easy to do!
Lovely – and more to the point, thoughtful – quotations.
Good thoughts. Too bad more folks can’t directly experience the world of underwater life, they might respect it more.
Beautiful images and quotes! I wish we were intelligent enough to live in perfect harmony with our environment.
Amazing quotes and images Indah. Such a beautiful world under the sea.
Beautiful and so important to try to protect and preserve. Sadly, tragically really the sea has become one giant dumping ground for trash and pollution and it really is heartbreaking. Walk on any beach anywhere in the world and the amount of garbage that gets dumped out onto the sand by the ocean is astounding. I always do a huge clean up.
Thank you so much for your support to save our ocean! I hope more and more people will come forward and do the beach clean up..at least never leave anything behind..
Un grand merci chère Indah pour ce magnifique partage. Il est impératif de sauver les mers et la terre. Il y a tant de richesse dans les mers. Merci pour tes photos et les citations de ces personnes.
Je te souhaite un bon week-end et belle continuation dans ce que tu fais 🙂
Amazing captures of underwater beauty paired with extremely wonderful quotes to help preserve our environment and its beauty! That beauty that you capture oh, so well!