Ocean Country is an adventure story, a call to action, and a poetic meditation on the state of the seas. But most importantly it is the story of finding true hope in the midst of one of the greatest crises to face humankind, the rapidly degrading state of our environment.
After a near-drowning accident in which she was temporarily paralyzed, Liz Cunningham crisscrosses the globe in an effort to understand the threats to our dazzling but endangered oceans. This intimate account charts her thrilling journey through unexpected encounters with conservationists, fishermen, sea nomads, and scientists in the Mediterranean, Sulawesi, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Papua, New Guinea.
Twenty-one percent of the royalties from Ocean Country will be donated to conservation organizations. This amount was chosen to highlight the fact that the percentage of oxygen in each breath we take is twenty-one percent and more than one half of that oxygen comes from marine plants and algae in the ocean.
Ocean Country is now available wherever books are sold.