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A Blue Vision in the Face of Changing Ocean and Political Regimes

David Helvarg, Blue Frontier

16 February 2018

Mr. Helvarg will discuss the state of the ocean, his own experiences as a journalist reporting on the impacts of overfishing, marine pollution, coastal sprawl and climate disruption on every continent including Antarctica and most recently, Cuba. In discussing these impacts and his unique and sometimes funny discoveries from being bitten by a trigger fish while trying to avoid sharks, to being pummeled by a manatee to helping scientists "diet sample" penguins he will reflect on the radical marine policy changes taking place between the Obama and Trump administrations.  Mr. Helvarg will also address possible adaptations and responses and how to both build sustained science-based solutions from the bottom up while also trying to scale them up faster than the cascading problems we're facing on our blue marble planet.