Ocean Witness AyumiSaba Bank, Caribbean Netherlands
“I am fortunate that the changes in the oceans have no direct impact on my livelihood. However, it does affect my work as it feels like you have to push harder and harder to preserve these beautiful ecosystems that many people depend on.” When Ayumi was 13 years old, she saw the pristine beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with her own eyes and realized that she wanted to become part of conservation and protect these great ecosystems for future generations. Nowadays she is proud to be the National Park Officer and Science Coordinator of Saba Bank National Park. Her work on Saba is of great importance: Saba is only a tiny island in the Caribbean, but with the third largest submerged atoll in the world and the largest atoll of the Atlantic Ocean! Today Ayumi shares her story.