I try to make it a point to teach friends and family about ocean conservation topics that they may not be aware of. For example, my brother's family used to release balloons on the anniversary of his birth and death. By pointing out the dangers to marine life with this practice, they no longer do it. I constantly share things on Facebook and other social media outlets that help to show beach lovers how to be safe in the water, as well as keep marine life safe with their actions. Since we are now back to having offshore oil drilling on the table, this has been a focus of mine as residents here who frequent the beach, and have never lived in an area where the oil industry is present, are unaware of what their backyards will look like with the oil infrastructure that accompanies the industry.