Igniting public support
For a global network of
Marine protected areas

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Our Mission

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

El Domo Térmico de Costa Rica es una locación muy especial con biodiversidad muy rica. ¡Viaja con Mission Blue y… https://t.co/xQWpHrutv1
The Costa Rica Thermal Dome is a biodiversity hotspot. Journey alongside Mission Blue and @MarVivaCR​ as we explore… https://t.co/9XadIENAOT
EXCLUSIVE: Hope Spot Mini Doc from the Costa Rica Thermal Dome - https://t.co/lxAjmo7gF5
From tall pirate tales to small seabirds with big personalities, here are nine new coastal books for children of al… https://t.co/RI16WsHFca
During the last big rainstorm, California suffered severe mudslides. Now, the untested mud is being dumped into the… https://t.co/Md6uKVLApc
The largest known flame shell reef was both discovered and damaged by trawling activities in Loch Carron. Steps are… https://t.co/GmSb02aJLL
Sad news from the East China Sea! #NoBlueNoGreen https://t.co/DAVSXpDF0g
RT @SylviaEarle: There’s heaven on earth. It just happens to be in the ocean. https://t.co/DvYvXaqVCB
Canada reached its goal of protecting 5% of marine and coastal areas, and set a new goal of protecting 10% by 2020!… https://t.co/pGnqmvtFjj

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.


"With knowing comes caring." - Dr. Sylvia Earle