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Eurasian otters, found in the Argyll Coast and Islands Hope Spot, may use special adaptations to help them sniff ou… https://t.co/oI8xIJJaT9
A little fishy Friday magic from the Malpelo Island Hope Spot. ✨🐟 Video by @KipEvansPhoto https://t.co/3wqum4QYD8
RT @SylviaEarle: People ask me, sometimes, “Where’s the best place to go diving?” And I say: almost anywhere, 50 years ago. 50 years is a h…
Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus) are one of two vertebrate species to have truly blue coloring due to cellular… https://t.co/E088fs9c3O
The Cape Hatteras Hope Spot is home to a number of shipwrecks. Sand tiger sharks tend to aggregate around these shi… https://t.co/NU1Xx7WSZP
RT @OceanElders: Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop…
RT @exptribuga: El Océano Pácifico que baña las costas del Golfo de Tribugá tiene una fuerte y directa conexión con importantes áreas prote…
There are 5 toothed whales that inhabit the waters of the French Overseas Territories (Wallis & Futuna) Hope Spot,… https://t.co/6m3ZOIsl4D
Despite lacking eyes, sea nettles are still able to differentiate between light and dark using eye spots, or ocelli… https://t.co/nWGS4QRJxg
The Spitsbergen Island Hope Spot is the largest and only permanently populated island of Norway’s Svalbard Archipel… https://t.co/Z8hWA0SXeh

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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