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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.”

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Stunning Photos by #Shark Attack Survivor Capture Predators’ Beauty https://t.co/rDRiGS7edF https://t.co/87opkDqOKd
‘Dory’ Bred in Captivity for First Time https://t.co/VZivPhwa7y #findingdory #fish https://t.co/uRzprtCC4g
SeaWorld's Orcas Are Attacking Their Tanks — And Losing Their Teeth https://t.co/5imumY9as9 #emptythetanks https://t.co/glIl57mt9J
Takeaways from the 13th International #Coral #Reef Symposium (ICRS) https://t.co/KNt9wAivCX https://t.co/7vOhzu9y0F
Learning Exchange helps Caribbean MPA Staff Hone Communication Skills https://t.co/mdJGoFSEGn #hopespots https://t.co/7x9s746Yof
Building Capacity for Sustainable #Tourism in the Coral Triangle https://t.co/mVvbB0AcVh #coraltriangle #hopespots https://t.co/FqjBslGvCi
RT @AluciaProd: We spotted a blue-spotted grouper in Raja Ampat. #CoralReef #Fish #WildlifeWednesday https://t.co/qJmIcz4G0i
This Summer Nautilus Explores National Marine Sanctuaries https://t.co/3HpugC9lH3 @EVNautilus #hopespots https://t.co/T8RDklxAbp

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.