Recently I've started spending a lot of time at the TED web site because they partnered with 2009 TED prize winner Sylvia Earle, one of the greatest voices for the ocean.
Every few weeks they upload new content to a series called A Taste of Mission Blue. I highly recommend watching the talks. Here's the text from TED about this project:
"On April 6-10, 2010, inspired by Sylvia Earle's TED Prize wish, a group of 100 scientists, activists and philanthropists set sail on an epic adventure into the blue. During five days of cruising the Galapagos Islands, we developed a new model of radical collaboration that could significantly impact the way we protect our oceans. (For details, read the blog post Ocean Hope at Mission Blue.)
Talks in this theme come from the scientists and ocean lovers onboard Mission Blue Voyage. And start by watching Sylvia Earle's TED Prize wish from TED2009: 'I wish you would use all means at your disposal -- films! expeditions! the web! more! -- to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.'"
Earle also just launched her ambitious and needed project Mission Blue to create what she calls Hope Spots throughout the ocean to help protect critical ocean animals and habitat. Whenever I become discouraged about my own work related to the ocean, I think of Earle and others like her and I keep moving. Continuing to speak for the ocean is the most important thing for me to do right now.