I heard Dr. Paul Watson talk this past week at the California Academy of Sciences. For over thirty years, he has been at the helm of the world’s most active marine protection Sea Shepherd Conservation Society His real passion? Saving whales.

Originally from Canada, he says with force, “I’m not here to watch whales getting killed, I’m here to save him. I’m here to bankrupt and sink the Japanese whaling fleet.” He reinforces how serious the state of our oceans are in and reminds us that if our oceans die, we die.

Paul worries that we’re going to destroy the diversity in our oceans and one of these days, we’re going to pull one too many and we won’t survive it.

Listen to a man with conviction and heart below. Part II of the video I shot can be found here.

Part II of his story.

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