One of the many great things that comes from getting involved and creating positive change are the people you meet .
Peggy Stap Executive director & Founder of http://www.marinelifestudies.org is a great example of this point.
I met Peggy at the Annual Whalefest in Monterey , CA February 2017. This wonderful non-profit is the go to in our area of the ocean for whale entanglement rescues .
Whales are always on the move north and south on the west coast and consistently get tangled in discarded fishing nets , ropes etc. Simply another form of trash in the ocean that entangles these majestic giants of the ocean.
I have now started going out with this group into the Monterey Bay to remove trash , collect data on whales and marine life , and train on the Whale Entanglement Team . My travel/work get in the way of getting out on the water with Peggy and the crew , but I am so grateful when I do have space in the week.
There are so many groups in the ocean doing “The good work ” and this is one . They can always use donations and sponsors to support their ocean advocacy .
Protect What You Love – BAO