I often wonder, is it a lack of education, or a lack of interest? When I take people diving I always like to show them the signs for the marine life we are likely to encounter. Yet it seems that usually, whenever I mention frogfish or nudibranchs I am met with looks of confusion.
Frogfish, or as I like to call them, the pug of the ocean, is a species of fish that is unique and interesting. These adorably ugly fish are a favourite among many divers as they can be very rare and difficult to spot. Being a type of anglerfish they are fascinating to watch, and sometimes exhibit odd and endearing behaviours.
Most times the news is rancidly depressing, I often scroll my feeds and see greed and ignorance eating up our planet without remorse. Which is why I want to share a positive story with you about an amazing young mind, that of Boyan Slat and his battle against water pollution.
Plastic pollution has permeated the farthest and most uninhabited regions of our ocean. I believe that every dive should be a dive site cleanup, which is exactly why I am calling you out as a diver and creating this challenge. I challenge you to pick up that garbage and put in its place!