Mission Blue is an important new movie that stresses the critical need to begin conserving the oceans the way that we protect the land. The Netflix original film is partly a biopic about the life of esteemed ocean scientist Sylvia Earle, and her lifelong message about how completely we are trashing every facet of the ocean environment.
Dr. Earle has literally done it all when it comes to studying, researching, writing and standing up for oceanic causes and her message has never changed, and its never been tainted by special interests of any kind. The new Mission Blue movie just became available on popular streaming service Netflix and it will also be screening at select theaters around the country.
Having had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Earle several times, we always remembered one thing she said to us was always a particularly powerful analogy for how differently we treat the land and air versus the sea. We’re paraphrasing but it went something like “If fishermen were using giant nets to catch all the birds out of the sky the way we do with ocean fish, people would be appalled”.
The ocean once seemed so vast that we thought there was nothing our activities could to to alter it but we live in a different time now. If we can put a remote controlled SUV on Mars, you be assured that our collective consumption of resources, water and energy can definitely impact the ocean environment. Mission Blue tells the story of how the ocean has changed and how much worse it will get if we continue “business as usual”. [Mission Blue & Netflix]