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Our Mission

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

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Interested in how love goes down in the deep blue? Check out this most recent episode of #Ocean #Science #Radio!… https://t.co/UTqU4tlxis
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Re-thinking the way we count sea #turtles suggests they are in worse shape than previously thought...… https://t.co/jpJgYmOqxr
Scientists have just detected a major decline in the amount of dissolved #oxygen in #oceans around the world… https://t.co/8G202QBzpR
RT @OurOcean: Wonder what ends up on #ourocean? Here are the most collected items from last year's International Coastal Cleanup. https://t…
RT @UNEP_CEP: Plastics are a big problem in the Caribbean. We need to promote prevention, recycling, alternatives and changes in attitudes…
RT @harikwansei: UNEP: 8 million tonnes of plastic into the ocean. UN FAO: global fish catch at 80 million tonnes. How much of the plastics…
RT @UNEP: Only 14% of plastics are recycled. How is a group of innovative companies working to tackle the rest? https://t.co/iaq70JhJMh #Cl

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.


"With knowing comes caring." - Dr. Sylvia Earle