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Marine protected areas

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

RT @SylviaEarle: Sharks are vital for a healthy ecosystem and healthy ocean! #SharkWeek https://t.co/3e7qODg4tl
Due to a high fat content, pinnipeds (like seals & sealions) are an important food source for adult & sub-adult Whi… https://t.co/6bJWwr6jaR
#Sharks are elasmobranchs, aka cartilaginous fish. Their skeletons are made of cartilage not bone! #SharkWeek https://t.co/XNa2bmWuoA
RT @PADI: @MissionBlue spoke w/ lifelong marine conservationist, Randall Arauz, on why shark finning happens & how to stop it. https://t.co…
A 2012 study showed 25x more #sharks inside the Misool Marine Reserve than outside @MisoolEcoResort Photo… https://t.co/UwoQ5SmPUz
Breaking! @NOAA is extending the commenting period on Nat'l Marine Sanctuaries to Aug 14. https://t.co/6veYMjRDNl… https://t.co/fdIprU1hfq
BREAKING: A brand new Hope Spot at Houtman Abrolhos Islands in #Australia! https://t.co/1Y87wJXWmY #Blockchainhttps://t.co/EIHSSFL4MG
Whale, whale...what do we have here? It's a whale shark! 0% whale 100% #shark. #SharkWeek https://t.co/wDp9xqk8oj
@Rig2ReefExplore yields an economic benefit to both CA and oil company. https://t.co/86Ma9jU9HC #OceanOptimism https://t.co/r9vxnMxPmH
.@Rig2ReefExplore is converting decommissioned oil rigs into artificial reefs. https://t.co/xQY3C0wGJi… https://t.co/COAyZY5W5h

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