Young Mauritian scientist and climate advocate, Shaama Sandooyea, has held the world’s first-ever underwater climate strike at the heart of the Indian Ocean. The protest took place at the Saya de Malha Bank, a climate-critical site owing to its vast seagrass meadows, 735km off the coast of Seychelles. According to Greenpeace, whilst underwater Sandooyea, 24, displayed a placard bearing the messages “Youth Strike for Climate” and “Nou Reklam Lazistis Klimatik”, Mauritian creole for “We Demand Climate Justice”. She is currently on a research mission to study the biodiversity in the area and show the importance of healthy oceans for tackling the climate breakdown.