Under the Sea Many people find beauty in beaches and the waves of the ocean, but to me the most beautiful thing is what lies just beneath the surface. The ocean can also be a great source of food for people. We have to be careful however, to not take advantage of this food and use too much. We also have to mindful of where our trash ends up, or future generations may not be able to enjoy these beautiful creatures and reefs. Being a part of the Student Oceanography Club at the Monterey Bay Aquarium really helped open my eyes to the issues facing the ocean. One of the many things they taught me was about eating sustainable seafood. This chart tells you which fish are safe and which aren't. They also taught me about the life of plastic and why it is so bad for the environment, even when recycled.