Exploring our ocean during lockdown

We are running our free online course, Exploring our Ocean during lockdown to support those of you home schooling young people (remember those under 13 must be accompanied by an adult learner please), to support those of you who, like me, miss the ocean and want to share images, memories, and our passion, to support our growing community of learners commited to expanding ocean literacy across the globe and changing behaviours and policies to sustain our future. Please spread the word and sign up here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/exploring-our-ocean/14.

An underwater shot of schools of fish

One of my pastimes these last days of lockdown is to do a digital sort out of my online presence and my hard drive and I’ve realised what a massive job this is that will take me weeks. Relevant to deep ocean exploration here are some things I found that brought back great memories:

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Leo Savostin and me in front of the Mir submersible in 1994 – A ‘Vintage’ photo apparently: https://www.amazon.com/Vintage-photo-Savostin-Rachel-Mills/dp/B07HZWZ7QF

Spending time in a small space, with the same people during lockdown, day in, day out is a little like being at sea. Routine provides the same measure of the passing of time and sundown in the garden marks the end of each day.

Going through my hard-drive I realise I have thousands of pictures of sunsets, most of which are only identifiable by their date – I love sunsets but do I need so many?

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So come join us online, come share your passion for the ocean and join a global community of over 50,000 learners. Share your photos and ideas with us all, and together we can make a difference.

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