Saturday, 7 December 2013

Quotes from the World's Leading Marine Scientists

It has been difficult to select from the hundreds of meaningful statements made by ocean explorers and marine scientists. These are a few of my favorites.

"The commitment must be much deeper - to let no species knowingly die; to take all reasonable action to protect every species and race in perpetuity." 
The Diversity of Life, Edward O. Wilson, page 342. W.W. Norton & Company, 1999.

"This much is certain: We have the power to damage the sea, but no sure way to heal the harm." 
Sylvia Earle, "Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans." New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1996.


"The only solid piece of scientific truth about which I feel totally confident is that we are profoundly ignorant about nature." 
Lewis Thomas from The Medusa and the Snail, 1979.

"Through the window of my mask I see a wall of coral, its surface a living kaleidoscope of lilac flecks, splashes of gold, reddish streaks and yellows, all tinged by the familiar transparent blue of the sea." 
Jacques Yves Cousteau from Life and Death in a Coral Sea, 1971.

Please check out some of the other quotes posted on this blog site.

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