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June 4, 2015

Opening the eyes of the world

BY: Johnny Balch




Hello, and welcome to the diaries of an expedition by Oceana. I will try and give everyone a picture of what it is like to be part of such an exciting adventure. My part in this expedition is a small, but I would like to think important, part. I will be the engineer/first mate aboard this 71 ft. catamaran. Maintaining, repairing, and sailing this boat will be my priorities.

Myself, I have raised two beautiful daughters and have two grandchildren in California, always near the beaches. And ALL of us love the oceans.  I am happy to be a part of opening the eyes of the world, to the importance of conservation, management, and further discovery of OUR MOTHER OCEAN. We all must play a role in preserving today’s treasures for our children´s children!

© OCEANA / Carlos Minguell