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

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The Algoa Bay Hope Spot in South Africa is home to a large Cape fur seal colony. Photo by @KipEvansPhoto https://t.co/JUYLEYFjcg
A new paper takes a fascinating look at the geography of the Atlantis Bank Hope Spot. https://t.co/58IQf1PSc5… https://t.co/gzJi1csf9Y
"We have to give back to the planet, to see with new eyes, to see what others can’t before it is too late."… https://t.co/az6VcHJEL4
Look carefully, and with a splash of luck, you may be able to spot a pygmy seahorse in the Pangatalan Island Hope S… https://t.co/DZEGE2oc0R
In the Micronesian Islands Hope Spot, Palau makes waves with a 'reef-toxic' sunscreen ban. https://t.co/kIHMzU4M8g… https://t.co/Y4xYrX8wnT
"Take care of the ocean as if your life depends on it, because it does." @SylviaEarle Photo by Ian Parker https://t.co/Lp3FDopNCx
RT @Interior: Who else wouldn't mind getting stranded here? This mental break brought to you by the warm sunlight & turquoise waters from P…
@Squirrelbeer23 It's an Arctic fox! The color and length of their coat depends on their environment and the time of… https://t.co/QyF3x4amEz
Thanks to everyone who splashed in on the quiz! We hope you enjoy our Spitsbergen Island Hope Spot take on the… https://t.co/eAx6ouRb5q

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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