Maria Bakraie | Oceana
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Maria Bakraie

Administration Officer, Europe
Oceana Staff

Well, it is hard to say that I have been living right near the sea, as I am actually originally from Russia, Moscow. I was only aware of the sea from going once every year for my summer vacation to the Black Sea. Actually to be honest, in the beginning I was afraid of it.

I got a bit closer to that idea of the sea and ocean once I got to know Denmark. First, as my husband is a diver, he was showing me “around," and after I moved to Denmark, I became surrounded by sea. I went diving with my husband, and it was right there when I understood how huge, deep, mysterious and dangerous it is, somehow, but still so pure and vulnerable. I am feeling very happy and committed by having the opportunity to work for Oceana.