The 12th WIOMSA Symposium (#WIOMSA2022) was a monumental gathering for Western Indian Ocean Science! Drawing 954 attendees, the diversity, expertise and interdisciplinarity of #WIOScience was uniquely represented by all involved. There were 150 oral and 315 poster presentations in 56 thematic sessions at the 12th Symposium. Added onto 31 special sessions, 6 book launches and 22 exhibitions, the Symposium was the perfect place for sharing ideas and knowledge necessary to propel the UN Ocean Decade in the WIO Region! Share in the memories of some of our favourite moments of #WIOMSA2022!