Leonardo DiCaprio Wants Leaders to 'Step Up' on Ocean Protection

Actor shares lifelong passion for marine conservation at event hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry.
0:52 | 06/17/14

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Since my very first -- in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia twenty years ago -- to the diet I got to do in the very same location just two years ago. Eyewitness environmental devastation first hand. -- -- it looked like an endless underwater utopia. Is now -- with -- coral reefs and massive dead zones. Recently on the cocos island -- we stayed inside a marine protected area. Who was technically illegal to hunt sharks or other marine life within ten miles of the sanctuary. But every night. We -- watched illegal fishing vessels invade the waters just one mile offshore. Without healthy oceans. We are in serious trouble and the outlook for their health is not good.

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