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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ocean-a-Rio! Ocean facts from Rio thus far....

Sri Lankan flag flutters in the Copacabana breeze.

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. All major cities were built along the ocean. While the ocean provides us with so much, what do we do in return? Dump waste, making it unsafe to marine life and ourselves. Fabian Cousteau says we dump 10 million tons of plastics per day!

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau, speaks at TEDxRio+20. 25% of belugas found dead on the east coast of Canada have cancer.

Jacques Cousteau's grand son Fabian talks about his grand father and his 'plant-a-fish' project. An advocate of the bottom up approach to conservation and therefore a man after my own heart.

Director of Scripps Institue of Oceanography Tony Haymet says "the ocean is our friend, we should look after it" in a talk about the robot that accompanied James Cameron on the bottom of the Mariana Trench. What did they bait it with? Chicken of course!

Sugar loaf mountain and Christ the Redeemer from the ocean at sunset. A different, more peaceful perspective.

The city centre at sunset.

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