• For each of us, then, the challenge and opportunity is to cherish all life as the gift it is, envision it whole, seek to know it truly, and undertake-with our minds, hearts and hands-to restore its abundance. It is said that where there's life there's hope, and so no place can inspire us with more hopefulness than that great, life-making sea-that singular, wondrous ocean covering the blue planet.

    Carl Safina (2010). “Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas”, p.440, Macmillan