This World Oceans Day we’re celebrating some of the great individuals around the world who are all advocating for the ocean in their own way. Get inspired by the great work they’re doing to protect our oceans.
Legendary Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is an author, lecturer, explorer and president and co-chairman of Mission Blue, who has logged more than 6,500 hours underwater.
Yassandra Barrios is a diver, marine biology student and the environmental leader of a Colombian island where she rallies the fishermen and young people to bring awareness to protecting their marine ecosystem.
Zandile Ndhlovu is South Africa’s first Black Female Freediving Instructor, and the founder of The Black Mermaid Foundation, an organization seeking to create diverse representation in the Ocean Arena.
Dyson Chee is a youth activist and ambassador for Lonely Whale who founded Project O.C.E.A.N. Hawaii to take on single-use plastics. Dyson was instrumental in passing Bill 40 in Hawai’i limiting single-use plastics.
Sarah Richard is a scuba diver, free diver and the founder of the world’s largest community of scuba divers - Girlsthatscuba - a space for female scuba divers to thrive and be inspired, as well as a place to learn about the ocean.
Alice Aedy is a 28 year-old documentary photographer, film-maker and campaigner, whose work focuses on environmental issues, women’s stories and forced migration.
Rob Stewart was an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist, author and filmmaker of the awarded documentary trilogy Sharkwater, Revolution and Sharkwater Extinction (all available on WaterBear).