Ian Markham
alumni, conservation, marine studies, marine-lab, travel

Ocean Wanderers

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. ” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Mantas are mysterious ocean wanderers. They have a grace unparalleled on land. Watching them underwater feels like an otherworldly experience. Thinking of them makes me long for the sea.
#mantas #grace #dream #big #alien #ocean #nature #wildlife #nofilter #animal

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Ian Markham
alumni, conservation, environmental health, ESC, forests, marine studies, marine-lab, students, sustainability, travel

Stirrings in the deep

Diving in the Kelp forest mostly brings me a tranquility I find hard to come by elsewhere. Yet in my past three months working at the Hopkin’s Marine Station of Stanford University first as the teaching assistant in a kelp forest Ecology course and then as a diving technician, I have observed strange stirrings and shifts in the kelp forest that give me anxiety.

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