#OceanOptimism

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“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”
Photo: @annieguttridge #ocean #oceanlife #sealife #oceanoptimism #earth_wildlife #wildlife

Bimini, The Bahamas
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"Crystal"
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More amazing footage filmed on location at Chumphon Pinnacle in Koh Tao, Thailand courtesy of Dive Master, Conservationist and Underwater Filmmaker, Good Friend, Lara Dakers @underwatervideography - Well we really are having some truly wonderful experiences at the moment! Another Whale Shark spotted at Chumphon Pinnacle, Koh Tao. We were soaring over the pinnacle when we heard the familiar tap tap tap tap tap on a tank signalling a Whale Shark was nearby. It coasted past and I'm convinced it gave me a wink! What a wonderful experience for our new Open Water Divers!
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🔵 The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest known extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 m (41.5 ft) and a weight of about 21.5 t (47,000 lb). The whale shark holds many records for sheer size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate. It is the sole member of the genus Rhincodonand the only extant member of the family Rhincodontidae (called Rhiniodon and Rhinodontidae before 1984), which belongs to the subclass Elasmobranchii in the class Chondrichthyes. The species originated about 60 million years ago.
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#Conservation #Education #Research #OceanOptimism #OneLove💙 #OnePlanet🌍 #OneOceanGlobal🌏 #WhaleShark #ChumphonPinnacle #KohTao #Thailand #TrueBlue #EqualityForAllSpecies🌍 #Hope🎈#Faith🙏 #Love#Compassion #Empathy #ProtectWhatYouLove💙 #SaveOurPlanet🌏 @oneoceanglobal @oneoceandiving @oneoceanresearch @respectanimalrights @balubluefoundation @dp4k.m @finpinshop @animal.radical @ecoceanic @dolphinswimaustralia @scottwilsonimagery @breathless_collective


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An awesome video by @erick.higuera of the most playful dolphins of all time. The Revillagigedo islands in Mexico harbour a population of bottlenose dolphins that love to interact with divers. It also seems that these playful dolphins also request the cleaning services of clarion fish in a rather funny way. What are you waiting for?! Go and #dive the Revillagigedo, they are #awesome! #exploration #conservation #naturelovers #nature #wildlife #dolphins #bottlenosedolphin #spa #travel #ecoturism #scubadiving #dive #mexico #oceanoptimism #underwaterlove

Revillagigedo Islands
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A sea turtle glides over Molasses Reef on one of our Post-Irma observation dives. A bit blurry and dark, but those were the conditions that day. We have been seeing SO many sea turtles lately, always popping up to greet our boats as we arrive at the reef sites. I know they aren't actually greeting us, probably just more curious what we are, but it's still fun to see 💙
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#molassesreef #seaturtle #floridakeys #keysstrong #coralreef #coralsarecool #ourbackyard #optocean #oceanoptimism

Molasses Reef
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Rachel Carson's Silent Spring •• "The most alarming of all man's assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal materials. As Albert Schweitzer has said 'man can hardly even recognise the devils of his own creation. When the public protests, confronted with some obvious evidence of the damaging results, it is fed little tranquillising pills of half truth... we urgently need an end to these false assurances. The public must decide whether it wishes to continue on the present road" • I often lose myself down a rabbit hole of documentaries, statistics, research on our earth & the damage we are causing. It's easy to feel disheartened, some days I even doubt myself, my own contribution. But we can all make a big difference, in our own little ways. This December I join MCSUK for a winter beach clean in aid of Sea Shepherd UK 🌊❄️••• #oceanoptimism


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🙏🏻 #Repost @beachdontkrillmyvibe (@get_repost)
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Every bit of plastic ever created still exists in some form today.
One of the most positive lifestyle changes that we can all make is to refuse single use plastic & help stop ocean plastic at the source 🐚
We all have the power to do this ✊🏼
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#protectwhatyoulove #fortheoceans #plasticpollution #illustration #artivism #usedoncelastsforever #oceanoptimism #plasticfreeforthesea #cashforcontainers


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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

Photo by Susanne Miller/USFWS⠀
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#MissionBlue #NoBlueNoGreen #OceanStories #OceanConservation #MarineConservation #OceanOptimism #ThinkBlue #Ocean #Sea #Shore #Blue #Beach #Conservation #OceanMinded


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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

Photo by Susanne Miller/USFWS⠀
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#MissionBlue #NoBlueNoGreen #OceanStories #OceanConservation #MarineConservation #OceanOptimism #ThinkBlue #Ocean #Sea #Shore #Blue #Beach #Conservation #OceanMinded


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Are you interested in going to graduate school ?? Well come join us to talk about it!! We holding a discussion with a panel of grad students from different science disciplines so undergraduates or those interested in applying can get more information!! Learn tips and tricks of the trade or if grad school is the right move for you! Wednesday October 25th at 4PM @sdsu . Can’t wait to see you there!!


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Our Contest participants write to better understand marine science. They write to celebrate the incredible natural systems that surround us. They write to question social and historical systems that contribute to environmental destruction. They write to expose and critique political systems that value polluters over communities. They write to lament and grieve for what we've lost, and will continue to lose.
Through the process of writing, our students find and strengthen their voices that are so critical in not only imagining, but actively creating awareness and stewardship of our blue planet.
On this National Day on Writing, join us by writing for the ocean: bowseat.org
#WhyIWrite
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#ocean #oceanoptimism #bethechange #climatechange #education #environment #bluemind #ncte #writing


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It’s Labour Weekend here in New Zealand. Time to spend quality hours near on on the ocean. Do you love the ocean as much as we do? Here are 5 reasons why the big blue is awesome - apart from the obvious: https://soundcloud.com/nomadocean/why-the-ocean-is-awesome
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#oceanlove #bigblue #beachtime #beachgirl #jointhejourney #oceanoptimism #sailing_lover_insta #pacificocean #offgrid
#sailing #summeriscoming #sailgrammers #sailingnewzealand #cruising #visitnewzealand #purenz #destinationnz #ig_newzealand #love_new_zealand #nzmustdo #purenewzealand #ecofriendly #ecolifestyle #ecowarrior #oceanbeach #sustainablelife #nomads #podcast

Mount Maunganui (mountain)
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