Sylvia A. Earle

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I see the ocean as something far more complex than just a system that is there for humans to extract as much as we can, as fast as we can, without really understanding the consequences to ocean chemistry, to the carbon cycle, to our life support system.
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.
I wholeheartedly endorse your efforts, and @MissionBlue and I personally will do whatever we can to support you in this endeavor. 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.
Wotho Atoll is renowned for its beautiful reefs. The fact that you are willing to step up and protect this land and to designate the waters around Wotho as a safe place for the animals who live there is truly a symbol of hope and cause for celebration.
The Marshall Islands occupy a very special place in human history, but also in caring for the ocean. #HopeSpots mission-blue.org/2021/09/newly-…
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
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.
We will fail if we don't respect the ocean.
Thank you, everyone, for your birthday wishes. I appreciate them all! And a very special thank you to our supporters who allow us to continue this important work to protect the blue heart of the planet. We couldn't do it without each and every one of you. mission-blue.org/2021/08/a-lett…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SYLVIA! 🎉🎂🐙🐟🦈🐳 Please join us in wishing Her Deepness a very happy birthday. Tell us - what is your wish for the oc@OceanicSocietyo@Esri @WCPA_MarineM@WylandW@WylandORGa@SeaTurtles_orge@CoralACenterC@KipEvansPhotos@FMalpeloa@stri_panamap@Bertarelli_fdnlz2owdb
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Dr. @SylviaEarle's birthday is in 1 week! Please join us, friends, supporters, and Hope Spot Champions in wishing her a beautiful blue birthday! 💙�#HappyBirthdaySylviaia@Sea_Legacyc@SeyCCATAT Coral Gardner@MisionTiburono@nature_orgr@NRDCD@oceanfilmfests@pewtrustst@savingoceansnFQ
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Your enduring support of @MissionBlue and protecting the blue heart of the planet is the best birthday present of all. Thank you for diving in! mission-blue.networkforgood.com
The 30th of August is my birthday, and this year we are celebrating with a big splash of hope! @MissionBlue has an amazing network of hope, including Champions, Partners, supporters - and most importantly - you.
I am so pleased to see you doing what you can; using your power to inspire people to take care of the ocean – one rock at a time. You have my full support to do whatever we can do to get full protection for this very special place.
Valerie Taylor once identified a place in the Great Barrier Reef called Cod Hole, and her initiative established a special place in the Reef for the giant cod. You are doing something similar for the sharks of Fish Rock.
Now, that’s a clue – if it’s called Fish Rock, it must mean this place is special for the fish, and as you have acknowledged, a special place for sharks. If we can secure protection for them, it gives them a better chance for surviving and thriving in the ocean.
Thank you, Shalise Leesfield, for being a champion for the ocean and for doing what you're doing to inspire hope for a very special place called Fish Rock. #HopeSpots mission-blue.org/2021/08/young-…
One of the most important trends is the awareness and willingness to embrace places and to recognize that protecting nature, the natural systems, have benefits back to us in terms not just of better health, not just because they're beautiful - it's necessary for our existence.
You've got to take care of the ocean or nothing else matters.
The more we disrupt the deep sea, the more we're putting ourselves at risk.
The ocean is the blue heart of the planet. It drives climate and weather. It generates most of the oxygen in the atmosphere. We have taken it for granted through most of our history, and we can't take it for granted anymore. The ocean is in trouble.
Tomorrow, please join me and Jennifer Morris, CEO of The Nature Conservancy for a discussion about leadership in conservation and protecting the blue heart of the planet. zoom.us/webinar/regist…
My deepest thanks to Tessa and Mark for their work towards expanding the Vamizi Marine Sanctuary, further protecting the blue heart of the planet.
The Quirimbas Archipelago is really a special place - a shining beacon of hope on the African coastline. There are deep submarine canyons that run between the islands there, creating cool water upwellings that support a great diversity of coral species.
I am honored to share that the Quirimbas Archipelago Hope Spot has new Champions, Dr. Tessa Hempson and Dr. Mark Ziembicki! mission-blue.org/2021/07/new-ch… #HopeSpots
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!
This used to be a place where whales were killed and now people are making a living by respecting the whales and having people come out and visit them as fellow citizens of the planet.
The Azores Archipelago is a magnet for life. It really is a magical place. Launching the Azores as Hope Spot is so logical – just ask the whales. They know how special this place is. #HopeSpots mission-blue.org/2021/07/the-az…
We live because the ocean drives planetary chemistry and keeps us secure in the universe of a really impossible options. There really is no other place suitable for 8 billion people or more or less.
There will be a renewal of optimism in a better world that we know is possible, that we can, through our individual and collective actions, turn to a new era of respect for the natural systems that keep us alive, and for one another.
The most important thing we take from nature is our existence.
We are seeing a diminished planet – I'm a witness in my lifetime – but it’s not too late, armed with knowledge, to reverse the decline. The next 10 years will be a critically important decade.
Most of life on Earth lives not only in cold water, but where it's always dark. All of life lives in the dark some of the time, but most of life on Earth lives in the dark all of the time.
Never before have we been able to see this clearly the basic chemistry of life on Earth. Humans have had a magnified influence on disrupting the carbon cycle, disrupting the basic way that the planet functions. Knowing this, there's no excuse to continue doing what we're doing.
I see the ocean as something far more complex than just a system that is there for humans to extract as much as we can, as fast as we can, without really understanding the consequences to ocean chemistry, to the carbon cycle, to our life support system.
¡FIRMADO✍️! En el marco de la celebración del Día Mundial de los Océanos 🌊tenemos una gran noticia! El presidente@sebastianpineraa acaba de firmar el decreto que crea el#SantuarioDeLaNaturalezaa#PiedraDelVientoo y#Topocalmaa�twitter.com/ladera_sur/sta…SlO
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Hector has been working with the government and Panamanian communities to define the protected area of nearly 68,000 km2 and help ensure the smooth implementation of the marine protected area. This is a true example of science diplomacy.
I am pleased to announce that @MissionBlue is welcoming a new Champion for this Hope Spot, Hector Guzman. @stri_panama mission-blue.org/2021/06/panama…
I hope this inspiring commitment gives courage to neighboring countries in the region including Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador to take similar actions to protect the incredible biodiversity in their waters, to link up protections and create a corridor where wildlife can thrive.
Congratulations to President Laurentino Cortizo and the country of Panama for protecting this special part of the blue planet. #HopeSpots #30x30 youtube.com/watch?v=XM2TGD…
The decisions made on our watch have a magnified impact on everything that follows. It’s true that what we do in the next 10 years will shape the next 10,000 years. But in a magnified way. Because we’re at the edge of either having abundant life in the ocean or not.
Keep the sense of curiosity, wonder, imagination and honesty that is natural in young children. Great scientists never lose these qualities.
The ocean is in trouble, but we have the knowledge and power to do better and protect what remains. We, humans, need a healthy planet for our own well-being and survival – and the wild animals will thank us.
If we can relieve the pressure of fishing and expand the area around Cocos Island National Park, it would be a cause for hope to restore all that has been lost. mission-blue.org/2021/05/cocos-…
I want to salute Randall Arauz, his partners, and the Cocos Island Hope Spot. I wholeheartedly encourage full protection for this biologically important part of the Eastern Tropical Pacific. #HopeSpots
The Earth is a unique system in the universe, the only planet we know of that’s hospitable for humankind. And that’s because we have the ocean.
On May 25th, please join me, Seaspiracy filmmakers Ali and Lucy Tabrizi, Max Bello, Dr. Callum Roberts, and Will Travis for a continued conversation on how we can - and must - protect ocean wildlife. zoom.us/webinar/regist…
Once we stop killing fish at an industrial level, there is a chance that the pattern of alarming destruction that I have witnessed in my lifetime can become a time of recovery.
While the Southern Ocean may be at the bottom of the planet, it is very much at its heart. If we are to restore the health of the ocean, and planet, then that is where we must start. twitter.com/LeoDiCaprio/st…
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