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Seychelles president digs deep in ocean floor speech

‘So cool’: Mr Faure (left) in the broadcast

THE president of the Seychelles has gone off at the deep end in an plea to protect the world’s oceans.

In a broadcast described as a ‘world first’, Danny Faure made a speech nearly 400ft down in a sub in the Indian Ocean being used for a study by British-led scientific charity Nekton.

‘From this depth, I can see the incredible wildlife that needs our protection,’ he said. ‘This issue is bigger than all of us, and we cannot wait for the next generation to solve it. We are running out of excuses to not take action, and running out of time.’

Hailing the ‘so, so cool’ biodiversity, Mr Faure said the experience made him more determined to speak out for marine protection.

The month-long study aims to document 269,100 sq ft of seabed.