|Let me leave that to the student Craig Foster:
“It’s ironic that the path I chose – this deep work in the water – has led me full circle back to the world I wanted to leave behind,” he said. “But this is a conservation plea. If we don’t have a change of heart soon, we will be facing an intolerable habitat. It’s very simple – if you care about the near future, if you have a child, then educate yourself, vote with your wallet. And spend some time, every day, connecting with nature.”
Yes, is that not true. One of the major reasons Cape Town is magical is because of the influence of nature.
From the majestic icon called Table Mountain to the secretive kelp forests; where real octopuses scamper to have fun, get food, babies, and defend themselves.
Craig introduced me to deep diving. Elegant, and free amongst nature in our own power. But it’s a very popular sport for all. Next time try it out.
Visiting Cape Town and caring for nature is not enough. It is too easy to miss the Octopus for the protein it provides, but we cannot ignore our responsibility to nature and its ecosystems.
I believe we have a responsibility to make it last but we need to check our “superior” behaviour.
I am sure you will agree; when you care about future generations, you’ll vote with your wallet. Go where people care about wildlife, nature and do responsible stuff.
BTW. A great way to see the secretive world of the Octopus Teacher is to learn to free dive. Or at least see what you missed while watching My Octopus Teacher.