A marine biologist is using virtual reality to bring people closer to the ocean

Diving in the oceans, marine biologist Erika Woolsey has seen first-hand how coral reefs and sea life are being damaged by climate change. It has made her determined to find a way for others to share her experience -- including those who can't easily explore the ocean.

Through her non-profit, The Hydrous, Woolsey is using virtual reality to "bring the ocean to everyone." The San Francisco-based collective of scientists, filmmakers and divers is taking people on immersive virtual dives to create a sense of "universal ocean empathy," raising awareness of reef damage and inspiring action to protect our seas.




by Megan Alldridge and Stefanie Blendis, CNN

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