Back in February I went to this panel discussion as research for my current project, it was a really fascinating and diverse look at our history and relationship with the sea. Including studying whales, slavery and pollution. It was in reaction to John Akomfrahs Vertigo Sea, an incredible three screen video piece.  

The introduction is quite long I would recommend skipping to 7 mins when the incredible Phillip Hoare begins. 

(via Sea Inside, with Melanie Keen, Philip Hoare, Adam Elliott-Cooper and Cleo Lake)