Journalist, diver and conservation activist David Helvarg reflects on a lifelong appreciation of all things oceanic.
“Our bodies, like the planet, are 71 percent salt water, our blood exactly as salty as the sea.”
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“I’ve nearly drowned in big waves off San Diego and Hawaii, been rammed by a minke whale off Antarctica and shipwrecked in the Sea of Cortes. I’ve been sunburned and sandblasted, cut by coral, stung by jellyfish, stabbed by a sea urchin, have run out of air eighty feet below the surface, and still can’t get enough of the everlasting sea.”