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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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From #Fish Fins Into Hands: Scientists Discover a Deep Evolutionary Link https://t.co/9i07soE1EQ https://t.co/AT6QbM87Qe
RT @greenpeaceusa: BIG NEWS for the ocean! Papahānaumokuākea is now the largest protected area in the world! #MahaloObama https://t.co/fuk9…
RT @JaneLubchenco: A few of the cool reasons why the world's largest #BlueParks is so special. #MahaloObama, @SenBrianSchatz https://t.co/S…
Alaskan village votes on whether to relocate because of #climatechange https://t.co/q8pBGMF0Yr https://t.co/L8bP3desEZ
4 Million Pounds of Trash Removed During World's Largest Beach Clean-up in #India https://t.co/PjQpQUzBJf https://t.co/cNCHJvosG5
Terrifying...Watch #Coral #Bleaching Happen Before Your Eyes [VIDEO] https://t.co/ddfTUI1cEY https://t.co/Q1Um8divWf
World’s Oldest Oceanic Crust May Lie Under Easter #Mediterranean Sea https://t.co/wJcJdmdIN6 #ocean #geology https://t.co/lrCXCGTOax

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.