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JUST IN: Huge conservation win for vulnerable Oculina coral reef! @savingoceans and allies successfully pushed @NOAAFisheries to block effort to trawl unique and irreplaceable reef habitat ow.ly/sBzF50K7IKg #AmericaTheBeautiful #SaveMoreNature #Protect30x30, #ActOnClimate
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Ocean Voyages Institutes Ship sails into San Fransisco bay with 96 TONS of plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch! The 45 day expedition from Hawaii to California traversed over 4600 miles of debris filled Ocean. instagram.com/tv/CgnMf0Hgx7S…
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Do you know an outstanding marine protected area that deserves recognition? Nominate it for a 2023 #BlueParkAward! Submit your nomination by 1 September 2022. You can view and complete the nomination at marine-conservation.org/blueparks/nomi…
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We celebrate our 40-year partnership with pioneering explorer and tireless oceans advocate @SylviaEarle. Her @MissionBlue organization, a partner in our #PerpetualPlanet initiative, inspires communities to protect marine biodiversity. More on bit.ly/SylviaEarle_ #RolexFamily
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The Salas y Gomez and Nazca Ridges Hope Spot is home to a plethora of endemic species. Despite its remote location, this vibrant Hope Spot still faces pressure from overfishing and deep sea mining. #HopeSpots via @ConservationOrg conservation.org/blog/in-the-hi…
With our latest cleanup completed, Ocean Voyages Institute has now removed almost 700,000 pounds of plastic during our at-sea cleanups. Everything we remove is recycled, repurposed and upcycled. Nothing ends up in a landfill or back in the ocean!
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Take a dip into the Azores Archipelago Hope Spot with @globeandmail! #HopeSpots theglobeandmail.com/life/adv/artic…
To give a wonderful insight of what it is like to be a Silky Shark the wonderful Iris Ziegler speaks in a series @Gallifrey001 curated for @MissionBlue Annually 150m+ sharks are finned alive and/or killed as they 'compete' with fishing. Save our Sharks! soundcloud.com/mission-blue-1…
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Dive into the 'Voices from the Ocean' podcast with marine biologist and co-founder of The Nautilus Project, Lewis Stagnetto. Thanks to @Gallifrey001 for making this project possible! chronicle.gi/the-nautilus-p…
Most importantly, the Hope Spot Champions support comprehensive policy and subsequent enforcement of a marine protected area. Read the Ocean Story: bit.ly/HKSouthHopeSpot Hope Spot Champions: @aquameridian Photo by Raymond Man
Hope Spot Champions Sharon Kwok Pong, Dr. Robert Lockyer, and Professor John Wong are hopeful of building community support for safeguarding this Hope Spot through educational programs and strengthening the local ecotourism industry. Photo by Raymond Man
This Hope Spot has vibrant biodiversity and overlaps a historical migratory route for whales (e.g. minke, humpback, Bryde's and gray whales) and dolphins (bottlenose dolphins, Risso's dolphins), sea turtles, and squids. Photo by Raymond Man
We are happy to recognize Hong Kong South as our newest Hope Spot! The southern waters of Hong Kong are a unique, highly connected region in the South China Sea. #HopeSpots Photo by Raymond Man
WHAT IS A #COPEPOD? Just one of the most important ocean creatures you never heard of! Enjoy listening to this short podcast we curated for @MissionBlue featuring Howard Dryden @goes_foundation Stop polluting the ocean, our recovery is vital for climate soundcloud.com/mission-blue-1…
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SUMMER SEASHELLS, SEAHORSES AND MORE.... In this charming short podcast series @Gallifrey001 curated for @MissionBlue listen to to @water_nomad talk about the trials and tribulations of a Short Snouted Seahorse - Happy Monday! #ocean #marinelife #fish soundcloud.com/mission-blue-1…
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"The space program is really critical to all that we are as humans, but also, to go into the deep sea benefits all of us.” @SylviaEarle Photo by @KipEvansPhoto
Thank you to the @Jerusalem_Post for their coverage of Israel's first Hope Spot, the Palmahim Slide!#HopeSpots jpost.com/israeli-news/a…
No matter where we live, oceans make our lives better and we are committed to preserving them. Join us on June 26th to hear stories from incredible women about how they are leading ocean solutions around the world: nature.ly/3P9X3Ku 🌊o
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"The ocean is in trouble – and that means we are in trouble, too. I am driven to do everything I can to reverse these dramatic declines. There is still time, but not a lot." @SylviaEarle Photo by Mark Sullivan/NOAA
Fish have a sensory organ called a lateral line, (usually) faintly visible on either side of its body. This organ helps the fish orient themselves, detect prey and potential predators, and helps them avoid collisions when schooling. Photo by NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program
Go Courtney! A new ceramic installation from @CourtneyCoral demonstrates the urgency with which we need to safeguard coral reefs. #NoBlueNoGreen via @HNNow heraldnews.com/story/entertai…
"The most important thing we take from nature is our existence." @SylviaEarle Photo by Kris-Mikael Krister
On July 26, @nature_org is hosting a dynamic panel for the 'Making Waves: Women Leaders in Ocean Conservation' webinar! Register today: bit.ly/3cxKMkX Photo by Marie Dehayes
Hopeful research from @Scripps_Ocean, @adlysia_, and @SmithCoralReef showed the resilience of coral reefs the Palmyra Atoll Hope Spot and the value of looking at long term trends. #HopeSpots scripps.ucsd.edu/news/central-p…
Biiiig stretch! During breeding season, male bearded seals in the Svalbard Archipelago Hope Spot use a range of loud vocalizations, above and below the water, to attract mates and challenge other males. #HopeSpots Video by @KipEvansPhoto
Annnnnd we're on the bottom! Join us as we explore within the Mid-Atlantic Ridge North of the Azores (aka "MARNA") marine protected area: oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explor…
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Hope Spot Champions: Hadas Gann-Perkal, Marine Projects Coordinator, @NatureIsrael and Ateret Shabtay, Marine Ecologist, @NatureIsrael Hope Spot Partners: University of Haifa, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Take a dive into this deep sea Hope Spot in Ocean Stories: bit.ly/PalmahimSlideH…
"...I hope the policy makers there follow in the Hope Spot’s steps in declaring the Palmahim Slide as a no-take, give-back marine reserve large enough to protect the marine life that is there and allow no destructive activity in the reserve and its vicinity." @SylviaEarle (2/2)
"I want to give my strongest support to the Champions of the Palmahim Slide in Israel..." @SylviaEarle #HopeSpots (1/2) All photos by University of Haifa, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research
More important than innovative technologies is innovative thinking. All of us are part of the problem and all of us can be part of the solution.
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.@DonaBertarelli and Dr. @SylviaEarle team up to write about how to safeguard the blue heart of the planet. #HopeSpots via @ecoMagNews ecomagazine.com/in-depth/featu…
Our deepest thanks to @27east for featuring the Shinnecock Bay Hope Spot! #HopeSpots 27east.com/southampton-pr…
In May, we completed the largest continuous mapping survey effort to date over the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone. In June, @MissionBlue re-launched this region as a Hope Spot. Learn why it is worth discovering, understanding, & protecting: oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explor… #Okeanos
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Voyage to the Ridge 2022 LIVE #Okeanos dives along Mid-Atlantic Ridge, incl coral & sponge habitats, hydrothermal vent sites, fracture & rift zones, the water column July 17, July 20 - July 29 and August 7 - August 28, ~6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET WATCH: oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explor…
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Hoy celebramos que el 17 de julio de 2016 #Revillagigedo fue designado Bien Natural de Patrimonio Mundial de la @UNESCO 😍 ¡Felicidades al Consejo Asesor de la entonces Reserva de la Biósfera del Archipiélago de Revillagigedo por su gran labor para la postulación ante UNESCO 🎉9Y
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"Treat nature as if your life depends on it. Recognize it does, then do something about it." @SylviaEarle Photo by Francesco Ungaro
"Change comes when people care, and there are no better messengers to communicate the beauty and fragility of the ocean than divers." @SylviaEarle Get some decompression time with these seven women divers. #PADIWomensDiveDay via @PADI blog.padi.com/7-women-in-div…
Tag a woman diver that inspired you to learn to dive. Happy #padiwomensdiveday! 📷: IG user '@maddiexanna'z
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Today for #PADIWomensDiveDay, I am grateful for the pioneering scientists & adventurers who have allowed us to breath underwater, and for the brief moments that I have shared this extraordinary - and still mysterious - marine ecosystem with the sea creatures that call it home.
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The high seas are the regions of the ocean that lie outside of any one nation's territorial waters, and are largely unprotected. As part of a global commons, it is in everyone's best interest to protect the high seas. Photo by @KipEvansPhoto
Dr. @SylviaEarle joins @TheKoreaHerald to chat about overfishing, ocean protection, and a big splash of hope. bit.ly/3AQX55G
Safeguarding migratory pathways in the eastern tropical Pacific protects the tuna, sharks, rays, whales, birds, sea turtles, and other species that rely on these waters. @DonaBertarelli pew.org/3nXUDms
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"We share a profound respect and understanding of the extent to which life everywhere depends on the ocean—and how little time is left before we lose Earth’s greatest gift," write @DonaBertarelli & @SylviaEarle about the need to protect our blue planet. pew.org/3QWNT5y
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"Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you're lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you're in a healthy #ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don't see #sharks", said @SylviaEarle. And, she couldn't be more right! #SharkAwarenessDay #30x30 #Fakarava
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A hopeful sign amid our changing climate: a decade-long study at Palmyra Atoll revealed that #CoralReefs can recover from the perils of coral bleaching in the absence of local stressors. 🪸 Read more about the Scripps-led study:scripps.ucsd.edu/news/central-p…BD
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Deep, dark, and full of life. It was initially thought that the deep sea environment was too harsh to support life. But as researchers are still discovering, the deep sea holds diverse and uniquely adapted animals.🦑 Photo by NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program@oceanexplorerrm
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