#HopeSpots

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@JohnLucase4k being interviewed at the BotRiver Estuary a Site of Global importance for Wetland Conservation.
Commonly known as a @ramsar_convention_on_wetlands site.
The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is the intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Convention was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and came into force in 1975.

Wetland ecologists have already documented the following environmental benefits of wetlands: water purification, flood protection, shoreline stabilization, groundwater recharge, and streamflow maintenance. Wetlands also provide habitat for fish and wildlife, including endangered species.

In 2016 there are 2,231 Ramsar Sites, protecting 214,936,005 hectares.
169 national governments are currently participating.
The convention entered into force in South Africa on 21 December 1975.
South Africa currently has 23 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites), with a surface area of 557,028 hectares

BOT - KLEINMOND ESTUARINE SYSTEM
86 species of waterbird have been recorded there.
nursery area for fish, with 41 species from 24 families recorded, of which 19 species are dependent on estuaries to complete their lifecycle. •
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A annual @explore4knowledge campaign called #HopeForHeritage
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See link in Bio
https://youtu.be/IvnYru6A0n8
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#educationthroughadventure #adventrueforareason #ourlensyourstory #landrover #exploreratheart #ideasworthsharing #gearupgetout #marinemonth #ocean #hopespots #missionblue #conservation

Bot River, Western Cape, South Africa
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Nature photo 4 One more nudibranch. (Gastropod Mollusk related to a snail). It has exposed "gills" on its back (nudi=naked, branch=lung). This one's "lungs" are visible sticking up on its back in frilly green and black. I did not use a UV light - it really is just this color. #nofilter
I took this photo underwater in the Philippines #nudibranch #fallinlovewithnature #natureiscrazy #underwater #underwaterphotography #nofilter #scuba #philippines #nightdive #connecttonature #bluemind #ocean #conservation #coralreef #nochildleftdry #maketheoceanfamous #marinebiology #marineprotectedarea #hopespots #natureforall

Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines
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It's time to get ready for the February 2018 SAILFISH CONSERVATION EXPEDITION FUNDRAISER where you will join us on a 6 day blue water expedition! We have 5 spots open for citizen scientists, divers, snorkellers, conservationists, photographers and videographers! 🎬🌊🐠🎥🐟💙
We are doing a longer expedition this year, with lots of chances to see amazing wildlife including mega pods of dolphin 🐬🐬🐬endangered sea turtles, species of marlin, and sailfish exhibiting their pack hunting behavior! 🐠🌊🐟This expedition is similar to the Sardine Run 🐟🐟🐟off the coast of Africa, however it takes place a number of miles offshore from the Yucatan Peninsula!🌞🇲🇽We will be using Isla Mujeres as our homebase. 🏝🏖Message or email us asap if you are interested in joining this once-in-a-lifetime expedition! ✨🌊💙
We will be creating awareness and doing projects to highlight the plight of the overfished & soon to be endangered Atlantic sailfish population! We will also be creating awareness for the @mission_blue Mesoamerican Reef Hope Spot! 🌊💙🐠💙🌊 This expedition is a nonprofit fundraiser with outreach & science results to benefit local colleges, Marine Protected Area programs in Mexico & the listed NGO programs.
Contact: info@sharkteamone.com
#conservation #expeditions #SharkTeamOne #billfish #HopeSpots #NoblueNogreen #Mexico #marinebiology #science #marineprotectedarea #expeditions #photography #filmmaking #research #wildlife #worldtraveller #scubadiving #freediving #traveladventure #extreme #extremetravel #fundraiser #makeadifference #sonyambassadors #bluewater #travel


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“I wish you would use all means at your disposal—films, expeditions, the web, new submarines—to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.” Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots. Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean — Earth’s blue heart. “The next five years may be the most important in the next ten thousand for our planet. There are plenty of reasons for hope, yet every day, doors of opportunity close. We know what to do. Now is the time to act.” Learn more about Hope Spots and Dr. Earle’s work at www.mission-Blue.org
@mission_blue #oceanconservation #hopespots #sealife #aquamarine #blue #oceanlife #ocean #turtle #fish #color #colorful #becauseofhatch @hatchexperience
An amazing pic via @diariesofocean


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#Repost @mission_blue (@get_repost)
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"For humans, the Arctic is a harshly inhospitable place, but the conditions there are precisely what polar bears require to survive - and thrive. 'Harsh' to us is 'home' for them. Take away the ice and snow, increase the temperature by even a little, and the realm that makes their lives possible literally melts away." #SylviaEarle #HopeSpots

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"For humans, the Arctic is a harshly inhospitable place, but the conditions there are precisely what polar bears require to survive - and thrive. 'Harsh' to us is 'home' for them. Take away the ice and snow, increase the temperature by even a little, and the realm that makes their lives possible literally melts away." #SylviaEarle #HopeSpots

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#MissionBlue #NoBlueNoGreen #OceanStories #OceanConservation #MarineConservation #OceanOptimism #ThinkBlue #Ocean #Sea #Shore #Blue #Beach #Conservation #OceanMinded


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Despite common misconceptions, the Earth has one single ocean made up of many ocean basins including the North Pacific, South Pacific, North Atlantic, Indian, Southern, & Arctic. #OceanLiteracy #OceanFirstEducationFriday by @OceanFirstEducation
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@NOAA #OceanLiteracy #HopeSpots #OceanConservation #Education #BlueTheView #GoBlue #OceanFirst #MissionBlue #NoBlueNoGreen #HopeSpots #SylviaEarle #OceanStories #OceanConservation #MarineConservation #OceanOptimism #ThinkBlue #Ocean #Sea #Shore #Blue #Beach #Conservation #OceanMinded


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Birdseye view

#bahamas
@Regranned from @mission_blue - Consisting of over 3,000 islands, islets, and cays, and covering an area of over 14,000 square kilometers, the nation of the Bahamas contains priceless marine habitats. #HopeSpots @NatureConservancy
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What a beautiful place it is!
#bahamas
@Regranned from @mission_blue - Consisting of over 3,000 islands, islets, and cays, and covering an area of over 14,000 square kilometers, the nation of the Bahamas contains priceless marine habitats. #HopeSpots @NatureConservancy
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#Repost @mission_blue · · ·
A área protegida expandida do Santuário Nacional Marinho da Samoa Americana está atualmente sendo revisada sob a Ordem Executiva do Presidente. Se manifeste, acesse nosso site e envie um comentário formal para garantir que recifes de coral sejam protegidos! ⠀

Foto de Wendy Cover, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa ⠀
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#MissionBlue #NoBlueNoGreen #HopeSpots #SylviaEarle #OceanConservation #MarineConservation #OceanOptimism #ThinkBlue #Ocean #Sea #Shore #Blue #Beach #Conservation #OceanMinded #StandUpForSanctuaries #MonumentsForAll


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Underwater photo 3 While we're on the subject of animals I can't believe exist.... This is a nudibranch (Gastropod Mollusk related to a snail). It has exposed "gills" on its back (nudi=naked, branch=lung). This one only eats the bryozoans it is pictured on so it gets its poisonous red warning coloration from there.
I took this photo underwater in the Philippines #nudibranch #fallinlovewithnature #natureiscrazy #underwater #underwaterphotography #nofilter #scuba #philippines #nightdive #connecttonature #bluemind #ocean #conservation #coralreef #nochildleftdry #maketheoceanfamous #marinebiology #marineprotectedarea #hopespots #natureforall

Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines
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Would you consider buying the ocean a cup of coffee - hold the coffee? A small donation makes a big splash. link in bio!⠀
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#MissionBlue #NoBlueNoGreen #HopeSpots #SylviaEarle #OceanStories #OceanConservation #MarineConservation #OceanOptimism #ThinkBlue #Ocean #Sea #Shore #Blue #Beach #Conservation #OceanMinded #Coffee #ButFirstCoffee #Donate


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