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Our Mission

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

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Happy birthday, Dr. @SylviaEarle! This year, we're celebrating TEN glorious years! With your help, we look forward… https://t.co/PBw4e7BzCd
Microplastics affect wildlife down to the tiny water bear. A tardigrade was discovered with a stomach full of glitt… https://t.co/DYF4JUVkVc
Are you a lefty? Researchers found that Argentina’s Punta Tombo Magellanic penguins tend to have a left-side prefer… https://t.co/HGH7YvsknY
With good design, management and enforcement, large ocean spatial protections can help large migratory species.… https://t.co/xIo9RAdZbn
“Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you're lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you're in a healthy… https://t.co/AhYezBj1WA
Five new reefs have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico! https://t.co/RFqX4lxvva #HopeSpots via @weatherchannel https://t.co/EoVQXo98Ij
True! Palmyra Atoll is home of the coconut crab as well as whales, sharks, sea turtles, dolphins and manta rays. 🦀
There are 130 known species of coral at the Palmyra Atoll. Palmyra Atoll has little human disturbance, giving corals a place to thrive!
The Palmyra Atoll Hope Spot is 1000 miles south of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean.
Thanks for playing - swim by later for the answers! 📸: Brian Zgliczynski https://t.co/tOPuBvG93e
 

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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