Giving credit where credit is due is a good thing to do. We are here due to a generous donor to The Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. We're an interdisciplinary group that met as a result of the National Science Foundation's IGERT program.
Moreover, the beautiful marine photos that we feature on this website were generously lent to us by Ralph Pace and Octavio Aburto, two highly skilled scientist-photographers variously affiliated with Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Ralph Pace received his masters in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps. View more of his work here. Octavio is currently a marine biologist at Scripps, and you can view more of his photography here. Thanks guys!
We're going to the COP to try and raise awareness about the role of the global oceans in a changing climate. Earth's oceans absorb both carbon dioxide and heat, helping to delay what would otherwise be more immediate negative effects of our fossil fuel emissions. They play a very important role.