By the Associated Press, Ottawa Sun, April 14, 2019
DESROCHES ISLAND, Seychelles — In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean’s surface, the Seychelles president on Sunday made a global plea for stronger protection of the “beating blue heart of our planet.”
President Danny Faure’s call for action, the first-ever live speech from an underwater submersible, came from one of the many island nations threatened by global warming.
He spoke during a visit to an ambitious British-led science expedition exploring the Indian Ocean depths. Oceans cover over two-thirds of the world’s surface but remain, for the most part, uncharted. We have better maps of Mars than we do of the ocean floor, Faure said.https://ottawasun.com/pmn/news-pmn/seychelles-presidents-underwater-speech-protect-our-oceans/wcm/1825ce4e-7c9e-4ba3-a105-036340f5dc14