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Discovering the Wonders of Our Region’s Waters

Dedicated to his late brother Cedric who introduced him to the magic of the vast ocean, Howard Martenstyn hopes his book, ‘Out of the Blue’, will be a guide to people who shape marine policy and also spark public interest

Howard Martenstyn was only 12 years old when his brother threw him overboard. Cedric and he were on a boat off the coast of Trincomalee and Howard didn’t know how to swim. Suffice to say, he learned quickly. He adored his older brother and from him he also learned to love the world’s wild places and the animals that lived in them. Officially retired now, Howard still relishes swimming in the ocean but he is most often found at the prow of a boat, camera in hand.