09 Jun '11, 1am

World Oceans Day: Progress and Seafood for Thought

World Oceans Day: Progress and Seafood for Thought

Last Wednesday night, I attended the kick-off event for the Blue Mind Symposium in San Francisco, which brought neuroscientists, artists, architects, engineers, sailors and many others together to explore the connections between the ocean and the human mind. The goal is to tap our collective brainpower to advance stewardship of the seas. It doesn’t take a neuroscientist to explain the deep emotional connection many of us feel to the sea. Ask any surfer, beach goer, fisherman or diver and they will talk about the calm that comes over them out on the water, or the hypnotic effect of waves crashing on the shore. The oceans are also a place where we can feel our commonality with other creatures. It’s impossible to describe the thrill of having a 30-ton gray whale power her bulk under your tiny boat in Laguna San Ignacio, lift it up a few inches, then set it delicately back dow...

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