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Beautiful Goliath groupers are threatened again by a potential limited harvest. Keep these charismatic fish safe from unsustainable fishing today by leaving a comment before October 1 and asking @MyFWC to keep the fishery closed: myfwc.com/contact/fwc-of…
“The Goliath grouper is one of my favorite fish. They are more valuable alive than dead. @MyFWC, please do not reopen the fishery!” @SylviaEarle #MissionGoliath Photos by Marie Dugan @sharkteamone
The Sargasso Sea Hope Spot is the only sea that does not have a coastline. Its name comes from “floating reefs” of brown Sargassum seaweed, which Dr. @SylviaEarle refers to as “the golden rainforest of the sea”! #HopeSpots Photo by Shane Gross/Greenpeace
"We need to match our fascination of the skies above this amazing planet with the life that it holds, right here on Earth, in the ocean." @SylviaEarle Photo by @max_bello_m
The Balearic Islands Hope Spot is home to beautiful Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows between Ibiza and Formentera. These seagrass meadows are among the longest-living plants on Earth. #HopeSpots bit.ly/BalearicIsland…
A few weeks ago we annoucened the completion of the #GlobalReefExpedition at the #IUCNcongress. It's great to see international news outlets sharing the news of the #CoralReefCrisis and what we're trying to do to save #CoralReefs and improve #OceanHealth. twitter.com/YaHalaShow/sta…
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Hope Spot Champions: Kitlang Kabua, Minister of Education of the Marshall Islands and Matthew Gerber, Kwajalein High School Photo by Matthew Gerber
"This is a critical time in history. We are seeing decline all over the world of the natural systems. But with care, they can recover." @SylviaEarle #HopeSpots Explore the Wotho Atoll Hope Spot in Ocean Stories: bit.ly/WothoHopeSpot Photo by Heather Miller
There's still time to register for DIVE IN! Great conversation with @deepseadawn coming up THURSDAY, 23 SEPT - 6PM ET / 3PM PT Register here👉bit.ly/3k4BCxkZ @SylviaEarlee@subseaconciergee@Esrii#DIVEINWITHUSS#OceanElderss#GISStwitter.com/OceanElders/st…o
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In an @OceanoAzulF film, @SylviaEarle invites us to speak out together for nature. The time to #RiseUP4TheOcean is now! youtu.be/Pj2Cefvwn98
The good news is that we are beginning to look at things differently. We are experiencing a new wave of understanding about why the ocean matters.
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"Everybody has one or more potential or real superpowers. You could do something nobody else could do because everyone is different. And everyone can do something no one else can do." @SylviaEarle Photo by Sebastian Pena Lambarri
The Olowalu Reef Hope Spot in Maui is a thousand acre reef and home to the oldest coral in the main Hawaiian Islands! #HopeSpots Photo by Pauline Fiene
The Alborán Sea Hope Spot supports some sea-riously stunning sea slug species! 🤩 Photos provided by Hope Spot Champion Gemma Infante, Eco&Dive Rincón de la VictoriaS
Cruising into the weekend✨ Video by @KipEvansPhoto from the Gulf of California Hope Spot
The Mesoamerican Reef is one of the largest barrier reef systems in the world, stretching over 600 miles through the waters of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, & Honduras! 🎥 Abel Coe 📍 Belize bit.ly/OSBelizeReef9lDS
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The Spanish shawl nudibranch is found in multiple Hope Spots along the west coast of North America, as well as the Galápagos Islands Hope Spot! It's fantastic orange frills are called cerata. Photo by Claire Fackler, CINMS, NOAA
#OTD 9/17/2020: Policy expert @max_bello_m and marine activist @cmittermeier joined DIVE IN to talk about threats to the Galapagos Islands, a @UNESCO World Heritage Site. VIDEO: youtube.com/watch?v=CqTlOq… #DIVEINWITHUS @SylviaEarle @subseaconcierge
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The more we disrupt the deep sea, the more we're putting ourselves at risk.
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Dr. @SylviaEarle joins Llewellyn King @LlewellynKing2 and Linda Gasparello on the White House Chronicles to dive into ocean conservation and her new book, 'National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey.' Watch the episode here: bit.ly/3EmE2Q9
Honoured that one of the Ocean's great ambassadors, @SylviaEarle, was with us at #IUCNCongress. Here, she paints the ocean as a living system, shaping planetary climate, holding the greatest diversity of life on earth, but neglected until right about now. @MissionBlue @NatGeo
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"I have lots of heroes: anyone and everyone who does whatever they can to leave the natural world better than they found it." @SylviaEarle Photo by @KipEvansPhoto
On Wednesdays we wear pink.💕 Photo of a pink skunk clownfish (Amphiprion perideraion) by Dr. Dwayne Meadows, NOAA/NMFS/OPRq
DIVE IN welcomes @deepseadawn-American geographer, oceanographer & leading authority in the application of #GIS tech to ocean and coastal science THURSDAY, 23 SEPT - 6PM ET / 3PM PT Register here👉bit.ly/3k4BCxkr #OceanElderss#DIVEINWITHUSS@SylviaEarlee@subseaconciergeeN
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Splash into the Ocean Story: bit.ly/WothoHopeSpot Dive into the StoryMap: bit.ly/WothoStoryMap Hope Spot Champions: Kitlang Kabua, Minister of Education of the Marshall Islands and Matthew Gerber, Kwajalein High School Photo by Matt Gerber
Their other goals including creating and enforcing a fully-protected marine protected area around the Hope Spot to safeguard the Wotho Atoll from commercial fishing and to establish a turtle protection zone. Photo by Matt Gerber
Hope Spot Champions Kitlang Kabua and Matt Gerber seek to have the Hope Spot marked for national protection as the second marine protected area in the country. Photo by Heather Miller
Wotho Atoll is known locally for its beautiful beaches, turtle nesting sites, extensive bird populations and colorful corals. Photo by Heather Miller
New Hope Spot announcement!💙🌊 Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Wotho Atoll Hope Spot is one of the least inhabited atolls in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Video@CutCanvasas & Sean Molloy Images: Heather Miller, Kudo Kabua, Lyla Lemari, and Matt Gerbey1
ECO's Marine Pollution digital edition in partnership with @MissionBlue will explore what needs to be done to tackle the pollution crisis facing our ocean. Interested in contributing? apply here j.mp/3ljovtf. #MarinePollution #Policy #SciComm #PlasticPollution103
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Highlight of the week. Most of the planet is the high seas, it needs protecting! Thanks to Spain, Belgium, Germany, France & all those who voted in favor @Teresaribera @SylviaEarle @MissionBlue @NRDC @LSpeerOceans @SophieMirgaux @bbello22 @theblueleaders @VincentVQ twitter.com/HighSeasAllian…
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We joined @SeaTurtles_org, @MissionBlue & 150+ orgs to call on @CarlosAlvQ and @LassoGuillermo to create the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway by publishing a full-page ad in @nytimes today. This would protect migratory marine species and expand marine protected areas.
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There are 2 sunfish species, the ocean sunfish & the southern sunfish, that live in the Galápagos Islands Hope Spot. Both species can reach over 10ft tall! They reach this gargantuan size by feeding on small fish, squid, jellies, sponges, and crustaceans. Photo by @KipEvansPhoto
Our existence is anchored into systems that have taken not just thousands, or even millions, but hundreds of millions of years of fine-tuning to develop in a way that makes Earth a habitable place for us.
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I applaud all of the individuals and organizations who worked relentlessly to pass Motion 003, the formation of the @IUCN Climate Crisis Commission. Now is the time, as never before, to make peace with the natural systems that are our life support system. #IUCNCongress
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"Knowing is the key to caring, and with caring there is hope that people will be motivated to take positive actions. They might not care even if they know, but they can't care if they are unaware." @SylviaEarle Photo by Pascal van de Vendel
A deep sea discovery will provide insights into the impacts of climate change, and shows how much we still have to learn about the ocean. via @Forbes @mcmsharksxx forbes.com/sites/melissac…
We called on @CarlosAlvQ and @LassoGuillermo to create the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway by publishing a full-page ad in @nytimes today. This would protect migratory marine species and expand marine protected areas. Thanks to @MissionBlue and the 150+ orgs around the world for joining!
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A HUGE WIN from the #IUCNCongress! This morning, Motion 003 to form an @IUCN Climate Crisis Commission was passed, co-sponsored by Mission Blue. This motion will drive forward the work that needs to get done to protect the blue heart of the planet. 🎉🌊 Photo by Dr@SylviaEarlel8A
Stunning footage of a glass octopus in the deep sea by @SchmidtOcean! 🤩🐙 vi@LiveSciencece livescience.com/rare-glass-oct…Pm
"One of the most important trends is the awareness & willingness to embrace places & to recognize that protecting nature, the natural systems, have benefits back to us in terms not just of better health... it's necessary for our existence." @SylviaEarle Photo by @KipEvansPhoto
TODAY! THURSDAY, 9 SEPT - 6PM ET / 3PM PT DIVE IN welcomes American Oceanographer and Marine Biologist Dr. Edie Widder - Deep-sea explorer. Co-founder, CEO & Sr Scientist at @TeamORCA spec in bioluminescence. Register here 👉bit.ly/3yDyk8Az #DIVEINWITHUSS @SylviaEarleeQ
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In 2019, the Henoko-Ōura Coastal Waters became Japan's first Hope Spot in recognition of the significant biodiversity, rare coral, and efforts to protect it from future development. bit.ly/HenokoOuraStor… Photo by Osamu Makishi
Take a midweek blue moment break at the Azores Archipelago Hope Spot. #HopeSpots Photo by Nuno Sá
Hoy en el #díamundialdelosparquesnacionales necesitamos recordar que aún falta que proteger en en el océano. Solo alrededor del 3% está alta o totalmente protegido! Es decir 97% para la venta! #30x30 @theblueleaders @MissionBlue @Sea_Legacy @SylviaEarle @onlyone @DonaBertarelli
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Ya estamos por empezar el “Diálogo de Alto Nivel sobre Acción Climática de las Américas” pueden seguirlo en este canal: youtu.be/1l6aikTcPeg @JohnKerry @CarlosECorreaE @GustavoManriq_M @CarlosECorreaE @GustavoManriq_M @CarolaSchmidtZ @AndreaMeza76 @MConcepcionL @MissionBlue
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