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“Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean.”

Record levels of microplastics have been found trapped inside sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. And as the sea ice melts… https://t.co/PfFnTkFjyk
In 2015, over 60 marine biologists, artists, filmmakers, and photographers spent two and a half weeks in the Arctic… https://t.co/UVXRzKjEbt
In the #Arctic, algae can photosynthesize with much less light than previously thought. https://t.co/0rLbKmPERY https://t.co/LhEeejDEyO
The Arctic experienced record high temperatures earlier this year, despite the fact that it was winter, a time when… https://t.co/L5DEW86gnW
Oil-eating microbes, used to lessen the environmental impact of oil spills, face challenges breaking down oil in Ar… https://t.co/Bgi5xlSMS4
RT @PolarBears: “The Barents Sea is loosing #seaice faster than anywhere else in Arctic. This is a unique moment in time to experience *thi…
A ban on fishing in the Arctic for the next 16 years has been agreed upon by "[t]he EU and nine of the world’s majo… https://t.co/sfBlahBfnV
Sea ice itself is crucial to produce the very food that is required to sustain large mammals such as polar bears.… https://t.co/pgTC4971ih
RT @PolarBears: “Longyearbyen is stunning!Tomorrow we head north with @MissionBlue. So excited to share our experience with you! The Arctic…
Hi everyone! 👋🏻 The expedition team says hello from the Spitsbergen Island Hope Spot! #NationalSelfieDay 📸🙌🏻 https://t.co/Sg2hn5sRLC

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.


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