Final thoughts from Tommy

The 2011 Sea TURTLE teen diving expedition is back in Boston. In this post, Tommy shares his final thoughts on her experience with the program.

My perspective on the ocean has changed because I have realized how important they are to our lives and how different they are than the world we live in. Surrounded by the ocean and the animals that inhabit it, I felt like I was on another planet.

Sea TURTLES measuring biodiversity with REEF fish surveys.

I also learned that the things I do that contribute to global warming have a direct effect on the coral reefs in Bimini, and the rest of the world.

Tubastrea or cup corals growing inside the Sapona wreck.

Global warming causes coral bleaching, which eventually kills coral. The destruction of coral reefs causes a decrease in biodiversity and makes nearby land more vulnerable to hurricanes, as it acts as a natural barrier.

Sometime a different perspective helps to see things in a whole new way. Even underwater!

[This link sorts all Tommy's posts.]

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