"The oceans produce up to 70 percent of our oxygen, they shape our climate, and they support an American oceans economy larger than our nation’s entire agriculture sector. As Sylvia says, “Everything that we care about is connected to the ocean. It doesn’t matter where on the planet you live, your life depends on the existence of the ocean.”
🌞Yellow to wake you and green to sleep you / a purple so wide we can all fit in / these are the colors of Key West ✏️ Fran Decker
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When you’re sad about the trash but real happy about this weather on the OBX 🤷♀️ are there any single use plastic items you’re cutting out this year? I know for me, since I’ve cut out plastic water bottles and I never use balloons, any time I see one of those viral pics of an animal entangled or choking on those items, I can feel safe in saying that I wasn’t responsible for that one...howeverrrrrr I’m in the process of eliminating straws and coffee cups! 🥤I can’t say I’m not responsible if I see an animal injured with one of those items - it’s motivation for sure! 🐢🐋🐟 nobody’s perfect, and just being aware is a great first step! Seeing a lot of an item on the beach helps motivate me too - every time I see a coffee cup or a straw, I realize “hey that could be mine! 😫” and I know I should do better ✨ many of you guys are WAY ahead of me, so feel free to share any tips or struggles! #wegotthis
Love this organization...Plasticoceans.org: " The problem of plastic pollution is growing exponentially every year; we are producing more than 300 million tons of plastic and each year around 8 million tons of it ends up in our oceans. We can solve this problem and we can do it by educating and engaging everyone in a conversation to rethink plastic. Plastic Oceans is working to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’. " @plasticoceans#plasticocean#saveourseas#savetheearth#marineconservation#myislandlife#seaturtle#myisland
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Takk @nordicoceanwatch for at dere valgte meg som månedens havfrue🙏🏻💙🌊 Et av de fineste spørsmålene jeg fikk var «Hva vil du takke havet for»? Jeg vil takke havet for at det gir meg oksygen som gjør at jeg kan puste hver eneste dag, og samtidig at det gir meg inspirasjon som tar pusten fra meg.
A day well spent @adventuretravelshow, listening to @wanderlustmag & getting big ideas for future adventures...
Best part of today though? Finally signing up for monthly donations to @greenpeace. Because they are awesome and I love this planet 🌎🌍🌏
Contributing on any scale is a step in the right direction, so please consider it too lovely people 💚 #greenpeace 📸 @christianaslund 🐧🖤
The birth of a river.
Listening to flowing water has to be one of the most peaceful sounds. We often underestimate it's healing properties, it's energy or the importance of clean water. You can taste the difference between town or city water that is "treated" with fluoride or chlorine Vrs natural and clean spring water.
Be wary.. if you think those chemicals don't have negative effects on you, please take some time to research the following. Fluoride displaces the iodine in your body and has large affects on thyroid function. Chlorine has been used as a chemical wepon, so why it's being put in our drinking water is beyond me. This has been concluded to help in the development of cancers and also mimics your bodies own natural hormones. These chemicals also can make the population docile, lower sperm count and contribute to miscarriages. Why the heck are we consuming this crap... 🌿
So what can you do?
Google for springs around you and fill up free with BPA free bottles or glass. Google for spring water delivery companies. Don't buy bottled water! If you read the side you will see these chemicals are still added and on top of that it is stored in plastic bottles that leak BPAs and are not able to decompose in nature.
Water is beautiful and so important. Life on this planet depends on the health of our rivers, lakes and oceans. 💞🌿
Local boy Noah Crooks was doing a beach clean with his Dad and Brother on Stanbury Mouth beach (North Cornwall) at the beginning of the month when he found a message in a bottle 📝
The bottle had been dropped into the sea in Newfoundland; Canada. Nick (the boys Dad) sent a message to the email address on the note and later received a reply from a 10 year old girl. She had dropped 3 bottles into the sea in July 2017 🌊📆
1 of the bottles has been found at Widemouth and 1 of them is still undiscovered. It took just 6 months for the bottles to travel from Canada to Widemouth Bay & Stanbury mouth (within days of each other) 😳 This shows just how quickly plastic is traveling around our oceans and makes us aware that the rubbish we get washing up on our shores really is coming from all over the world 🌎🌍🌏
Whilst we don't condone dropping plastic into the sea we definitely do condone picking it up off our beaches 🏖 Good work to Noah and his brother Josh for all the beach cleaning that you are doing, it's so good to see people of all ages getting involved! Keep it up boys 🙌🏽💚
(this is a picture of Josh next to the mountain of rubbish beach cleaners have collected from Stanbury Mouth! It's only accessible by foot so makes getting it off the beach a tough job)
We are looking for talented #artists and people who LOVE the #ocean to join us for #ArtSea 2018! Our artists embrace #STEAM and help us develop art projects to integrate with our #science team!⠀
To apply, send 5 images of previous work, a brief artist statement, and a headshot to [email protected] ⠀
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JANUARY 30TH!⠀
✨💙 RSVP for ArtSea 2018 now! It's a FREE, FUN-filled event, perfect for kids of ALL ages and it's easy to sign up! Click the link in bio >> 💙✨⠀
📷 by @parcialmentenublada
This beauty is a species of Aequorea hydrozoan. I'm not sure which, still learning to ID these! The species A. victoria was the organism scientists isolated the gene for the green fluorescent protein. They are really very beautiful under the microscope! Photo taken January 2018.
Back in September, a young beluga of the endangered Cook Inlet population was found stranded in Alaska. Estimated to be only 2-4 weeks old, the baby beluga was rescued by the NOAA and sent to the Alaska SeaLife Center for treatment. The male calf has since been named Tyonek and has been making considerable progress over the past few months. When he was initially rescued, he lacked the strength to feed from a bottle and had to be tube fed. By November, Tyonek had successfully regained his strength enough to be able to bottle feed exclusively. Under the care of the Center, he has been successfully acclimated to the outdoor pool and consistently reached weight-gaining milestones. Once the preliminary results of a hearing test indicated Tyonek has no significant hearing problems, the Center began to play Cook Inlet beluga whale sounds to him as environmental enrichment which he now receives twice a day in five minute intervals - this is vital for the progression of his vocalisations.
Georgia Aquarium, Mystic Aquarium, SeaWorld, Shedd Aquarium, and Vancouver Aquarium have all contributed to aiding the ailing calf's survival. However, all of these aquariums had varying degrees of involvement in Georgia Aquarium's attempt to import 18 wild-caught belugas from Russia. Although it's commendable that these aquariums stepped in to help Tyonek, their greed-motivated actions in regards to the Russian belugas should not be ignored.
// very interesting day here on the Hawaiian Islands — after receiving a ballistic missile emergency notification time stood still as I sat in a local coffee shop — my mind started running in crazy directions — really put life into perspective for those few short minutes before being notified as a false alarm (accidental)— so thankful everyone is safe and sound