Last year we welcomed professional sailor Henry Bomby as a National Marine Aquarium ‘Ocean Ambassador.’
Henry has been supporting Ocean conservation during his sailing trips around the world. Lately he’s been competing in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race aboard Turn the Tide on Plastic as part of a team dedicated to the issue of Ocean health.
We’ve been in discussion with Henry over the course of his journey. To start off, a member of our husbandry team, Maria, informed Henry of what kind of wildlife he might find during a leg of his trip in the Western Pacific. Check out the video above to see what she had to say.
Another subject we’ve discussed is a huge issue that both we at the NMA and Henry’s crew are intent on tackling: Ocean plastics. A member of our Discovery and Learning team, Loveday, responded to Henry with the following information on the steps we can take to reduce plastic pollution:
We decided to ask Henry about some of our own questions about his life on the high seas. Here’s what one of our biologists/divers, Joe, asked Henry:
A member of our Host team, Oleta, asked Henry a very interesting question about the importance of fresh water when living on a vessel in isolation: