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


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"Each of us can make a difference! Our fate and the ocean's are one." @SylviaEarle Photos from Coastal Waters of… https://t.co/o2iETs3Raf
The Coastal Waters of the Black River District is home to many endemic species that are threatened by overfishing a… https://t.co/2HQ5yRtv1m
Changes in the Southern Ocean are worrying signs of impacts from climate change. via @nytimes https://t.co/32nE3rvyC5
The Scott Islands Hope Spot is a breeding ground for Steller sea lions & a vital nesting spot for many migratory bi… https://t.co/UNmt5rCUbH
It's fry-day, fry-day, fry-day! 🎶🐠 Photo provided by Kep Archipelago Hope Spot Champion @NGO_MCCcambodia https://t.co/2VFHjQmhzS
"The great thing about dreams - they never stop. The great thing about exploration - it’s never over." @SylviaEarlehttps://t.co/deaw7EuiVu
Dr. @SylviaEarle and Gustavo Manrique Miranda @GustavoManriq_M, Ecuador Minister of Environment, celebrate the new… https://t.co/YFV0t7b4tO
It creates an opportunity for multinational cooperation to safeguard marine life like the sharks, sea turtles, and… https://t.co/UTe8yPxoXz
Called 'La Hermandad', the new protected area will expand protections by over 23,000 square miles, half of which wi… https://t.co/PZs5cYA6Ez
Last week had some big blue news! Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso signed an official decree enhancing the mari… https://t.co/5HWlUvh4Vs

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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