Watch and watch over, look at and look after, take and give, ebb and flow. Surrounded by coastline, Aucklanders are deeply connected to the ocean. We drink in its natural beauty and gather from it myriad economic and cultural benefits. Instead of taking for granted unsustainable consumption, we must remember our role as the guardians and kaitiaki of our backyard marine environment, symbiotically balancing the gifts we receive from our ocean with our responsibility to return them. Binoculars represent the spectator-protector duality, while the hair waves, with their aquatic inhabitants (including two Bryde’s whales), interweave humans and the sea.