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Our Mission

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

There are 250 species of sand dollars that currently live in the ocean! Read more about these fascinating creatures… https://t.co/isDqRWT0pG
Scientists from the US Navy in Hawaii have discovered that seaweed and other microalgae make sounds during photosyn… https://t.co/AWHzkzpAL5
Surprise! Whales accumulate a lot of earwax. Scientists are now looking at this earwax and seeing dips and spikes o… https://t.co/pV0xNYIhLb
Our friends at @whalebonemag have graciously chosen us as one of the organizations featured in their upcoming Jan.… https://t.co/6dNUOxQW7t
Here are six things you can do to help protect coral reefs! https://t.co/4J8clhmkzq #HopeForReefs via… https://t.co/Ffpjqm6JSb
When sharks fly! See this stunning South African shark photography feature by Ewan Wilson. https://t.co/odhGo4LhxJ… https://t.co/c7CAvw4BUF
Population modeling provides scientists with the first empirical estimates of vital rates and abundance of polar be… https://t.co/5CboWtOxFd
Two miles below the Pacific Ocean off of Monterey Bay Hope Spot lies an underwater nursery full of octopuses!… https://t.co/DwGyvpjmTZ
The Gulf of California Hope Spot is home to flying rays, sea lions and sharks! Swim beneath the surface with Sylvia… https://t.co/iY2EwM0ojQ
Dive into Palau's jellyfish lake with Dr. @SylviaEarle, just one of the stunning spots visited during the Hope Spot… https://t.co/XKBWge2VjE

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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