Igniting public support
For a global network of
Marine protected areas

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Our Mission

“Mission Blue is an initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance to ignite public support for the protection of Hope Spots – special places that are vital to the health of the ocean – through the creation of a global network of marine protected areas to safeguard 20% of the ocean by 2020.”

Encounter With World’s Rarest #Ocean #Mammal Thrills Scientists http://t.co/vhGBqWa7cM #vaquita @natgeo http://t.co/dJTbJDqaNb
Study: Polluted runoff reaches beaches. http://t.co/2eCuJmTF7B http://t.co/zSL1s1SI5r
@MarkJSpalding @oceanfdn THANK YOU Mark for this information and you are spot on to bring this up. I'll run it up the flagpole!
Incredible! This rare squat lobster (Galathea pilosa) may just be the most beautiful #lobster in the world. http://t.co/u2w9XjscNQ
RT @jonathanknowles: New @QUT #robot terminates invasive crown-of-thorns starfish destroying Great Barrier Reef https://t.co/jwrDjQFEQH #oc
How do extendable jaws give this #fish an evolutionary edge? http://t.co/2ZgCjxLkn7 http://t.co/DJXXZkmK2b
First time footage of black seadevil, a species of #anglerfish, at 2,000 feet below surface! http://t.co/EfRiLxIiEJ http://t.co/vQ5KVqgn9V

Hope Spots

Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean — Earth’s blue heart. Some Hope Spots are already formally protected, while others still need defined protection. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team has embarked on a series of expeditions to shed light on these vital ecosystems and ignite support to safeguard them as marine protected areas.