For Chictopia’s Week of Giving, I’m wearing black in honor of my chosen charity which works to protect the Black Durgon, my favorite tropical fish.
Oceana is an international organization which strives to protect the marine ecosystem, bring substantial legislation reforms to protect rare wildlife, and fight against hazards which damage our ocean. People often forget that the ocean’s health is crucial to the balance of our land and air. Our earth’s whole ecosystem and our way of life is deeply connected to the health of our ocean’s water and wildlife – our weather patterns, fish food source, and coastlines are just a few things that are immediately affected by an off-balance of our waters.
As a recreational scuba diver, I see the beauty under these waters. I’m also aware of what the human population has done to slowly degrade these ocean waters through neglect. I hope this brings awareness to everyone that we need to protect our oceans if we want to protect our way of life.