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Meet the Ambassador

Gaelin Rosenw aks

"Founder and Chief Storyteller, Global Ocean Exploration, Inc Gaelin Rosenwaks is a marine scientist, explorer, photographer and filmmaker. She began her career at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducting research in Antarctica and then earned her Master’s Degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University researching Giant Bluefin Tunas. Alarmed by the changes happening in the Oceans, Gaelin founded Global Ocean Exploration Inc to share her passion for Ocean exploration, marine conservation and storytelling. She now participates and conducts expeditions in every Ocean to alert the public not only to the challenges facing the Oceans, but also to what science is doing to understand these changes. She has published articles in scientific journals, newspapers and magazines and has delivered lectures at global conferences and many institutions. She has appeared as an expert and host on TV programs including on The Discovery Channel, Science Channel, CBS News, and National Geographic Channel. Her photography has been displayed in many exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at Duke University, The Maritime Aquarium, and the Patagonia Upper West Side Store in NYC. To Gaelin, there is nothing better than being in the open Ocean surrounded by endless blue water and passing wildlife. Her latest film project, Finding Physty, about her personal connection with sperm whales is the cover story in the June/July 2020 issue of Outside Magazine. "

Ambassador Q&A

What inspires you to care deeply about the Ocean?

Everything about the Ocean inspires me to care. From the moment I saw the Ocean when I was a child, I was captivated by the mystery and beauty. I was lucky to be exposed to all things Ocean from the time I was born and it has been my lifeblood since. There is nothing better than taking in a deep breath of sea air. But mostly, it's that even after studying the Ocean for decades now, I learn and see something new every time I am near or on the Ocean. It is the only thing that truly satisfies my endless curiosity.

How are you working to create a positive impact with your platform and/or in your own life

The goal of all of my work is to inspire people to connect and care about the Ocean. Through photography and film, I hope to get people to look at the Ocean (and nature) in a different way so that they take a stake in her protection. I want them to connect with the Ocean as a neighbor, not a separate entity. We are all connected.

If you could share one tip for protecting our blue planet, what would it be?

"Make educated choices. Individuals can make a difference, but only when we ask questions and make informed decisions when it comes to using resources from the Ocean. If you eat seafood, ask where it came from, and educate yourself about different methods for fishing, so that you can avoid the more harmful practices. And, please avoid single use plastics and balloons. I find far too much single use trash every time I'm in and on the water. "

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