When you consider that we’ve discovered less than five percent of our planet’s oceans, you start to really realize that we’ve barely even dipped our toes into the matter that covers nearly 75% of the earth’s surface. There is still so much we don’t know about this mysterious part of our planet. Unfortunately, for many people, it’s often out of sight, out of mind.
That’s why becoming a marine conservation volunteer is so critical. Finally, the world’s focus has shifted with an eye directed toward marine conservation, and these volunteers are at the forefront of the charge. While we can’t tell you exactly what you’ll be doing in this rapidly changing field -- maybe helping with new research, testing theories, or possibly helping to transform laws and regulations for ocean sustainability? -- we can help you get ahead of the learning curve.
Based on my own experiences in the field, here are 6 lessons you’ll learn as a marine conservation volunteer.