What can I say? The last day has been as beautiful as the rest, perhaps more sweet as it is our last. Yet reality is, I'm not that far away. I am lucky and find comfort in the fact that I do not live far from Greece and Amvrakikos Gulf, and can therefore,always come back. Equally, I have enough fuel for thought. It is not often that we take one persons view as face value, and yet Joan and Ioannis have presented convincing evidence. The fact that they have also allowed us to consider several others' views and experiences lays further testiment to their own confidence in their research. If both scientists and fisherman in the area, and abroad, can agree on the decline of fish, and the threat to the sea, who am I to argue? We see for ourselves the effect humans have on the world, both the good and the bad, so there can be no doubt that our desire for fish will have some influence on the ecosystem. I suppose it is what we do with this knowledge that makes all the difference. From that regard, I am happy for the opportunity Earthwatch has given me, to be educated and more informed when making my decisions. I know I will do my best to help protect the seas and all that lives within it, will most likely get numerous things wrong along the way, but feel the effort is more than worth it. Wouldn't you agree?
Sho, Barbara and I keeping a watch out for dolphins while Ioannis tries to get the proof.
Photo Tethys Research Institute
The calf and mum
Tethys Research Institute
Sho's great shot