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Why Oceans Are Critical to the Economy

As culture leaders and political leaders including Leonardo DiCaprio and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Our Ocean conference, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala sat down with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell to explain why ocean conservation isn’t just a matter of saving pretty fish to look at....

As culture leaders and political leaders including Leonardo DiCaprio and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Our Ocean conference, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala sat down with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell to explain why ocean conservation isn’t just a matter of saving pretty fish to look at.

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Andrew Howley
Andrew Howley is a longtime contributor to the National Geographic blog, with a particular focus on archaeology and paleoanthropology generally, and ancient rock art in particular. In 2018 he became Communications Director at Adventure Scientists, founded by Nat Geo Explorer Gregg Treinish. Over 11 years at the National Geographic Society, Andrew worked in various ways to share the stories of NG explorers and grantees online. He also produced the Home Page of nationalgeographic.com for several years, and helped manage the Society's Facebook page during its breakout year of 2010. He studied Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He has covered expeditions with NG Explorers-in-Residence Mike Fay, Enric Sala, and Lee Berger. His personal interests include painting, running, and reading about history. You can follow him on Twitter @anderhowl and on Instagram @andrewjhowley.