Ben AjalaBen Jahnel
Third Mate – Ecuador

I grew up in a small equatorial island in the eastern pacific, 1,000 kilometers away of western South America.

Growing up in this micro cosmos with very finite resources I saw globalisation change the world in which we all live nowadays, and with that came the realisation of the interconnection of all things good and bad happening to the environment.

Working with the Sea Shepherd is my own way of giving back to all human and non-human living creatures and the environment we all depend on.

I work as a Naturalist Guide when not on board the The Bob Barker in which I have been a Quartermaster and small boat driver in three different Antarctic Whale Defence campaigns.

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