Presented: ROCK UNDER THE STARS WITH DON HENLEY AND FRIENDS
By Kitten Kay Sera
Photos by Christian Andreason
Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/19/17 – The evening was for “the best of causes”…our Ocean.
How many times have you walked along the seaside shore and sadly observed trash, dead sea animals or got a whiff of foul smelling petroleum in the water, and mourned in silence? Covering 71% of the planet, our oceans play a central role in the worlds natural system, such a regulating climate.
Unfortunately the number of fish caught in our oceans and used for human nutrition has been declining since the 1980’s.
With an expected population of 9 billion people by 2050, we now need our oceans more than ever.
Oceana is seeking to protect our Oceans by raising awareness. Actor Ted Danson, very passionately and impressively, spoke with me about this important issue as I interviewed him on the ‘blue carpet’ -which I thought was very fitting for such a special occasion.
“It’s just something we can’t turn our backs on. Our oceans give us life and without them kept strong they will lose their vitality and so will we.”
This year’s SeaChange Summer Party honored actor Sam Waterston and actress Lily Tomlin for their overwhelming support of Oceana and work as advocates for the oceans. Legendary recording artist Don Henley preformed.
In attendance: Ted Danson, Bill Murray, Dylan McDermott, Brooklyn Decker, Angelica Huston, Sam Waterston, June Diane Raphael, Kelly Lynch, Don Henley, Jane Fonda, Lilly Tomlin, Dean Norris, Jeff Goldblum, Kristen Bell, Maggie Q, Faye Dunaway, Melanie Griffith, Mira Sorvino, and Cristina Ferrare, just to name a few.
Don Henley sings “In a New York Minute, everything can change.” Maybe when some of us look out at the ocean we tend to feel so small that we erroneously think because it looks so big how could we take something so beautiful and powerful and make it go so wrong? Yet we forget we are not just one person standing there. We are actually 7.28 billion people. And the more we do nothing, the deeper into this situation we will go. It’s easy to stay shallow and think you can see where you are going. Yet it seems even in shallow water…Mother Nature can drown.