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

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Our partners @reefresearch are currently accepting applications for the Women in Ocean Science Award Scholar positi… https://t.co/igUM3uCnjo
Neon gobies are socially monogamous, and often team up with their partner to form cleaning stations for other fish.… https://t.co/opZ1aTlcSb
A giant floating net was recently removed from the George Town Harbor Hope Spot. Ghost gear, or discarded fishing g… https://t.co/aK5HvCc0sT
RT @SylviaEarle: Life in the ocean is endlessly fascinating. Imagine what it’s like to go where you have a mile of water over your head. It…
@tyan_tiyanotak It's Holacanthus ciliaris, and lives in warmer areas of the western Atlantic ocean. Its range exten… https://t.co/xVmJLMU4XI
Manta ray skin, like all sharks and rays, is covered in scales called dermal denticles, literally "tiny skin teeth.… https://t.co/fpHJ4osV4j
@tyan_tiyanotak Good question! It's Acanthurus sohal, a species that is endemic to the Red Sea 🙂
Can you spot the crown on this Queen angelfish? These beautiful fish can reach 18 inches in length and live a whopp… https://t.co/620thvcx6M
Teamwork makes the dream work! Pom pom crabs and the anemones they hold have a symbiotic relationship. https://t.co/5GAcUq24yj
RT @SylviaEarle: If we really use our power to embrace the wild, our life support system, there's a good chance to recover from the depleti…

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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