This past Saturday, I attended the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival. I really did not know what to expect, but the event being free helped out a bit! I went to the event with two of my friends here in Savannah. Yes, that is right people I am meeting other people! High five! After a tasty little lunch we headed over to the Trustees theater. We made a pit stop so I could buy a book called My Father, the Captain by Jean-Michel-Cousteau, the son of the great Jacques Cousteau. I was just a little bit excited to be meeting such a great person who has done so much for the waters of the world.
We met Mr. Cousteau. Very nice man. He would be an awesome person to work for! So if you are reading this, remember me down the road.
The films were very short, but very interesting. The evening session started at 7 with Jean-Michel introducing each of his film clips.
Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary put on this event. It is about 20 miles from Savannah and a great diving spot. I have this on my to do list now. I learned so many different things from this festival.
One thing I took away is this: We must protect our oceans. We must protect them for the future of the fish and little tiny organisms that make it work. We must protect it for human enjoyment and recreation. The amount of trash and debris that is showing up on some marine sanctuary beaches is horrible and disgusting. Clean up after yourselves. Don’t take animals from their natural habitat. Now would be a good time to remember all those things we learned in middle school science. Everything has a reaction, and messing with the oceans and bodies of water will cause a huge one.
Okay, enough of my rant today! Make it a great one!