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Our Mission

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

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After nearly 30 years of only rare sightings, numerous basking sharks have once again been spotted off the Southern… https://t.co/yQj5nI29SX
One species of amphipod, shrimp-like crustaceans, have an adaptation that allows them to live at depths greater tha… https://t.co/gDu4OWPG7Z
@_notplastic A party raft of sea lions, perhaps? 🥳
“We have the power to consume everything ... or we have the power to choose to work within the natural systems that… https://t.co/7mBFuzXW4c
@fans_board That’s a good possibility! Sea lions can eat about 5-8% of their body weight per day (for California se… https://t.co/p4Z9Sr06tq
@OceanFirstEdu Could watch this on repeat! 😍
@fans_board It’s wild! And even though it’s pretty dark at 900 ft, sea lion whiskers are super sensitive to their s… https://t.co/vYrBdt8hJC
While sea lions can float, and it sounds like a party, a group in the water is called a raft. https://t.co/2utwEICMtV
The deepest recorded sea lion dive is 900 ft! At about 740 ft, a sea lion’s lungs will collapse, preventing nitroge… https://t.co/k6gcBRPZh8
This is true! Fur seals are more closely related to sea lions than seals, but are called fur seals nonetheless. https://t.co/roB4DNoXEl
 

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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