• Question: Are you hoping to get the public to realise that they are destroying the ocean and risking the lives of the marine animals by building an underwater 'dome'?

    Asked by Kaci Carson to Iain on 14 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Iain Staniland

      Iain Staniland answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      Part of my job is to raise awareness of issue that affect our planet. People/governments can’t and won’t change their behaviour if they don’t realise how their actions are causing damage.
      Working in the Antarctic with amazing animals like seals and penguins I can see the effects of climate change and plastic pollution. I would also like to highlight the lesser know problem with underwater noise pollution, and if I won the prize in the competition this is what I would spend it on.