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Our Mission

“Mission Blue is an initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance to ignite public support for the protection of Hope Spots – special places that are vital to the health of the ocean – through the creation of a global network of marine protected areas to safeguard 20% of the ocean by 2020.”

Negotiators Try to Figure Out What the Paris Climate Agreement Means https://t.co/VZlj7QfeQy #COP21 #OceanForClimate https://t.co/3WGCFVjYNd
RT @HectorsMauisSOS: McDonald's: Drop New Zealand fish to save Maui's dolphins! https://t.co/leZEGeZA2V
Lost civilization of 'sea people' may have sparked world war over 3,000 years ago https://t.co/uUY3CPp29y https://t.co/YzxVzpBefj
#Thailand shutters access to island paradise over tourism threats to environment https://t.co/Z240zDOjbj #ecotourism https://t.co/E4EViri9Mx
Protecting #Cuba’s Pristine Marine Ecosystems https://t.co/8lj3lbEH6W https://t.co/wLkiXw4qRI
Marine Science Update from the World's Biggest #Shark Fishery https://t.co/gXc42DDsQy #CoralTriangle #HopeSpots https://t.co/imkUC4xbfz
Galapagos Islands Have the Largest Shark Biomass in the World https://t.co/UNhm68JAwn #HopeSpots https://t.co/qemPrU5W8P
RT OUTRAGE: NZ covers up massive bycatch as @McDonalds purchases. 2 dolphins nearly extinct! https://t.co/eWL2LWImPL https://t.co/IIjJohjcAV

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.