The ocean is in crisis, faced with growing threats from climate change, overfishing and plastic pollution. Warming temperatures have put 75 percent of the world’s coral reefs at risk while nearly 90 percent of commercial fish stocks are fully exploited or over exploited. By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by weight.
Enter the Ocean Elders, a group of global leaders working to protect the ocean. In a series of interviews, Oceans Deeply talks to Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Richard Branson and other Ocean Elders about their decades of work on critical ocean issues.