Mission Blue
today at 08:01. Facebook
JOIN: What if we all made less trash? "Imagine how the planet feels serving as the trash suit for the entire human race." Rob Greenfield takes us on an adventure consuming like the average American for 30 days. The difference is he keeps all of his trash!

JOIN US TOMORROW: @ Mission Blue TWITTER: (10am-11am PST) for a discussion on #MoreOceanLessPlastic #ThereIsNoAway. Sylvia A. Earle 5...
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Mission Blue
today at 02:07. Facebook
"As many as 51 trillion microplastic particles – 500 times more than stars in our galaxy – litter our seas, seriously threatening marine wildlife." Jack Johnson

Ready to join the conversation? Join Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, Mission Blue and 5 Gyres this Weds, March 1st (10am-11am PST) for a *TWITTER CHAT* #MoreOceanLessPlastic. @ Mission Blue. See you there!

Watch Film

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Mission Blue
yesterday at 20:05. Facebook
"When you get away from the island you are in the blue and there’s not a frame of reference for how deep you are. And then there are mantas like sirens tempting you to go deeper and deeper following their seductive ocean acrobatics." Take a behind the scenes look with Mission Blue in the Revillagigedo Archipelago! [ Bit.ly Link ] Pelagios Kakunjá Fusion Fins Attached Marine Research And...
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Mission Blue
yesterday at 11:07. Facebook
In the last weeks we've asked you to * VOTE * on what ocean threats are most important to you. Plastic pollution received a standing ovation and is something each one of us can do something about! Join us this Wednesday, March 1st (10am -11am PST), and delve deeper with Dr Sylvia A. Earle and 5 Gyres to discuss what we're facing and what solutions are on the horizon. @ Mission Blue Twitter...
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Mission Blue
yesterday at 08:01. Facebook
BREAKING: The United Nations Environment has launched a global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine plastic by 2022. Ten countries have signed the pledge. Sylvia A. Earle The Economist World Ocean Summit #CleanSeas #NoBlueNoGreen

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic | UNEP Newscentre

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Mission Blue
yesterday at 02:29. Facebook
WATCH: From Palau to Hawaii and back "It looks like a battlefield, nobody's home..." Saving Coral is about creating one of the largest repositories for coral in the world- a groundbreaking and hopeful short film on climate change risks in the ocean. The Economist Lonely Whale National Geographic Ocean Unite Sylvia A. Earle #OceanSummit
Mission Blue
02/26/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
Photographers bring to light a world that many of us might never see. Whether micro or macro, they inspire us with beauty, to fall in love and protect what we love. Take a look at these images, and try and guess which one isn't actually in the ocean! Underwater Photography Guide 2016 Ocean Art Winners! [ Bit.ly Link ] Sylvia A. Earle #HopeSpots
Mission Blue
02/26/2017 at 05:02. Facebook
"Make 2017 the year we collectively end the cycle of ocean decline." Adrian Grenier Sylvia A. Earle Richard Branson Philippe Cousteau Enric Sala Ocean Unite #SaveOurOcean #OceanSummit
Mission Blue
02/25/2017 at 20:17. Facebook
What if you could get this close and hear their song? Two whales in Tonga give divers the show of a lifetime. Sylvia A. Earle #NoBlueNoGreen
Mission Blue
02/25/2017 at 16:07. Facebook
Mission Blue's Hope Spot expedition to the Gulf of California last year brought a different kind of hope. One that showed how the ocean and the future of conservation needs everyone! Read More: [ Bit.ly Link ] Sylvia A. Earle Cabo Pulmo Diving Fundacion Teleton Mexico #HopeSpots
Mission Blue
02/25/2017 at 02:27. Facebook
What trends can we expect to see regarding 'deoxygenation' of the ocean? Read this excellent primer on the role of CO2 in 'human-driven'warming. Sylvia A. Earle #NoBlueNoGreen #ClimateChange

Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth’s oceans linked to a warming climate

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Mission Blue
02/24/2017 at 23:07. Facebook
Fancy yourself in Singapore this Spring? Look who's popping up as the Guest of Honor! Sylvia A. Earle ADEX - Asia Dive Expo

* April * 7th-9th * 2017 * Get your tickets here:
Mission Blue
02/24/2017 at 11:07. Facebook
VOTE: What ocean issues should we urge policy makers to address:
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We have a chance to change this, and in the words of Dr. Earle, "Now is the sweet spot in time!" 90% of global warming in the last 50 years has occurred in the ocean. Keep your eye on the green spots. That's how much CO2 the ocean is projected to absorb by the end of this century. NOAA Science On a Sphere...
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Mission Blue
02/24/2017 at 08:01. Facebook
* JOIN * Does Plastic Pollution concern you? A single plastic microparticle has the potential to attract pollutants that can make it one million times more toxic than the water around it. From the Mariana Trench to your dinner plate, this plastic 'smog' is making its way up the food chain.

What are your thoughts? Share them next week on our Twitter Chat:
Weds, March 1st, (10am-11am PST)...
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‘Extraordinary’ levels of pollutants found in deepest parts of sea

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Mission Blue
02/24/2017 at 00:35. Facebook
We are so proud to share this breathtaking short film from the Plastic Pollution Coalition about trash in Bali. The Director of Photography for this project is our very own Kip Evans and his work truly shines in this gorgeous piece. Take a moment and dive into the beauty and plastic tragedy unfolding in Bali. Then repeat after us, "The ocean is not our dumpster!"
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Mission Blue
02/23/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
Mission Blue is proud to stand with Oceana and 81 other NGO’s in support of using Turtle Excluder Devices on Southeastern shrimp boats to protect sea turtles from by catch. On February 14, 2017, this letter was sent to the National Marine Fisheries Service urging support and passage of the important regulation: [ Bit.ly Link ]. #HopeSpots #SylviaEarle #bycatch #NoBlueNoGreen

NGOs Unite to Save Sea Turtles From Shrimp Trawls – Mission Blue

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Mission Blue
02/23/2017 at 20:57. Facebook
The impacts of climate change may destroy 90% of coral reefs by 2050 – we cannot allow this vital resource for life, jobs, and culture to become extinct. The new 50 Reefs initiative from @TheOceanAgency, @BloombergDotOrg, The @Tiffany & Co. Foundation and @Vulcan Inc. will bring together top scientists and conservationists to fuel public support and help protect what can be saved. Learn more:...
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Mission Blue
02/23/2017 at 19:14. Facebook
Mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen!

As you might know, we've run a campaign over the last weeks to better understand what ocean issues matter to you most. #PLASTICS is clearly an issue that resonates with the Mission Blue community.

Therefore, we're going to have a free-flowing, raucous and real TWITTER CHAT on March 1st called #moreoceanlessplastic! We'll be joined by 5 Gyres and...
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Mission Blue
02/23/2017 at 16:57. Facebook
A HOPEFUL video just in from the Pacific side of Baja Mexico. Shark finning is rampant all along the Mexican Pacific, so this view is quite welcome! Sylvia A. Earle #nobluenogreen
Mission Blue
02/23/2017 at 08:01. Facebook
Could sound data be more cost effective and help advocate for protection in the Gulf of Mexico Hope Spot? Sylvia A. Earle #HopeSpots

How listening to the ocean can help reveal environmental damage

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