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

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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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