Checking in with Henry Bomby – Our Ocean Ambassador


9th April 2018

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.

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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:

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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:

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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:

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Check out Henry Bomby’s facebook page for more information and updates from his amazing adventures. From everyone here at the National Marine Aquarium, we wish him the best of luck in his journeys to come!

 

 

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