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#Repost @sea_legacy ・・・
Photo: @justinhofman for SeaLegacy
It’s a photo that I wish didn’t exist but now that it does, I want everyone to see it. What started out as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse, turned into frustration and sadness as the incoming tide brought with it countless pieces of trash and sewage. This sea horse drifts along with trash day in and day out as it rides the currents that flow along the Indonesian archipelago. This photo serves as an allegory for the current and future state of our oceans. What sort of future are we creating? How do your actions shape our planet?
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#wpy53 #turningthetide #conservation #indonesia #plastic #pollution @nhm_wpy


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The Earth is an amazing, complex biosphere, places like these help me understand scale and significance.

This is the Gothics Glacier, above the Echo Glacier. Seeing glacial retreat year after year in places like this is a humbling reminder that we have a long way to go as a species. With rational thought, opposable thumbs, and the ability to complexly communicate, we have some unbelievable tools as a species that we can use. I have hope we can get there!

#TeacherCaptions #TurningTheTide #AlpineClubofCanada


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Photo by @simonagerphotography // A single fish farm often holds up to one million Atlantic salmon in close confinement. In these conditions, disease can sweep through a farm with devastating effect, killing thousands of fish. To try and combat outbreaks, the fish are given feed pellets loaded with antibiotic’s. Those who don’t survive are vacuumed from the depths of the pens. The diseased corpses are moved to mortuary totes to decompose, then shipped off and mixed with tree bark from the logging industry. This is turned into compost for sale at your local garden centre. Would you want to consume vegetables grown in toxic soil? Maybe you already have. @seashepherd @sea_legacy #turningthetide @bcndp @justinpjtrudeau @johnhorgan4bc

Broughton Archipelago
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Photo by @simonagerphotography // Juvenile salmon spend two to five years in the ocean maturing. They become rich in nitrogen ‘15’, a powerful fertilizer. When they return to the rivers to spawn, the wild salmon get eaten by the bears who then poop in the forest—in turn, the poop loaded with the nitrogen ‘15’ in feeds the trees making them grow tall with huge canopies, which, in turn, provide shade keeping the water cool in the salmon spawning grounds for the temperature sensitive baby salmon before they head out to sea and repeat the cycle. The wild Pacific salmon are the life blood of this coast. No salmon = no bears = no tall trees that provide some of the air we breathe. #turningthetide #ndp #fishfarmsgetout @sea_legacy @seashepherd

Broughton Archipelago
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Photo by @simonagerphotography // Salmon farming has become a human rights issue in British Columbia, Canada. Indigenous people have asked the industry to leave their territories for the past 30 years. Some of them are now occupying the farms because they no longer have enough wild salmon in their rivers to provide food for the winter. Norwegian fish farming companies Marine Harvest and Cermaq have ignored them, and continue to ignore them.

The current occupation of Midsummer Island fish farm by members of the Musgamagw Dzawda’enuxw lasted almost 80 days, and was ordered to an end by the Supreme Court in Vancouver yesterday. Marine Harvest will be allowed to restock the farm with more diseased salmon smolts and continue decimating the marine eco-system of this coast. The occupation of Swanson Island by the Namgis Nation remains at this time #seashepherd #sealegacy . #turningthetide #getsalmonfarmsout @justinpjtrudeau @johnhorgan4bc @bcndp

Broughton Archipelago
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Photo by @simonagerphotography // Sea lice occur naturally but, in the natural world, salmon cannot become attacked until they are mature enough to withstand infection through a protective coat of scales. Salmon farms force millions of salmon to swim in circles, giving the lice the opportunity to reproduce rapidly. Eventually the lice overwhelm young salmon, and eat them to death.

The salmon farms are located on B.C.’s wild salmon migration paths. A recent collection of young wild salmon near a fish farm confirmed that almost 80% had been infected with sea lice before they can naturally build defences. These young fish won’t survive migration to the ocean and maturity #seashepherd #sealegacy
#getsalmonfarmsout #TurningTheTide @justinpjtrudeau @bcndp @johnhorgan4bc #bccoast

Broughton Archipelago
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Photo by @simonagerphotography // Baby salmon spend two to five years in the ocean maturing, out here feeding they become rich in nitrogen ‘15’, a powerful fertilizer. Returning to the rivers to spawn the wild salmon gets eaten by the bears who then poop in the forest, the poop loaded with the nitrogen ‘15’ in turn feeds the trees making them grow tall with huge canopies that in turn provides shade keeping the water cool in the salmon spawning grounds for the temperature sensitive baby salmon before they head out to sea and repeat the cycle. The wild Pacific salmon are the life blood of this coast, no salmon = no bears = no tall trees that provide some of the air we breathe! #turningthetide #ndp #fishfarmsgetout #sealegacycollective #seashepherd

British Columbia
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Photo by @simonagerphotography // Juvenile salmon spend two to five years in the ocean maturing. They become rich in nitrogen ‘15’, a powerful fertilizer. When they return to the rivers to spawn, the wild salmon get eaten by the bears who then poop in the forest—in turn, the poop loaded with the nitrogen ‘15’ in feeds the trees making them grow tall with huge canopies, which, in turn, provide shade keeping the water cool in the salmon spawning grounds for the temperature sensitive baby salmon before they head out to sea and repeat the cycle. The wild Pacific salmon are the life blood of this coast. No salmon = no bears = no tall trees that provide some of the air we breathe. #turningthetide #ndp #fishfarmsgetout

Broughton Archipelago
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Working with our First Nations allows us to work efficiently and capably, but most importantly, it points out the most important fact: we need to respect their sovereignty before any progress can be made. Over the next week we will be celebrating the successes SeaLegacy has enjoyed by following the lead of our First Nations friends. Photo: @cristinamittermeier #turningthetide

Gitga'at First Nation
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A Goliath grouper digests a lobster off the coast of Cuba. As the light wanes at the end of the day, lobsters start to come out from under their coral or rock shelters and these massive fish—that can grow up to eight feet long and 700 pounds—are there to feast on them. I had no idea these ancient, massive fish had such an appetite for these large crustaceans. Until a harvest ban was placed on groupers, the population was in rapid decline. They are now protected and listed as a critically endangered species by the IUCN. The US began protection in 1990 with the Caribbean following soon after. The species' population has been recovering since the ban and there is talk of lifting this ban in Florida waters. What do you think about lifting the fishing ban on this species? #turningthetide with @sea_legacy. #nature #naturelovers #protect #mpa
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Original post by: @paulnicklen
#diveeasy #dive_easy #e_e

Cuba
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Found this colorful, perfectly camoflaged little lizard peering out of a tree stump. Florida provides habitats for lizards in its swamplands, forests and coastal regions. This southeastern state has warm temperatures year-round, which is a boon for cold-blooded lizards that maintain their body heat from external sources. What a beautiful planet teeming with interesting and diverse creatures. Let's take care of them all.
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy #florida #lizard #wildlife #photography #art #canon #beauty #nature #follow

Ft Lauderdale Beach
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Gente, prefiro as mudanças positivas normalmente, mas esse projeto, @sea_legacy mostra a tristeza que é o cultivo de salmão nas fazendas e como isso afeta terrivelmente a vida natural. Em especial, no Canadá, lobos de uma subespécie única, que vive na costa do Pacífico, são ameaçados também. Assim, resolvi parar de comer salmão (tchau sushi!). Compartilho porque preciso de apoio, vai ser difícil, mas não estava sentindo mais felicidade e coerência com o que faço na Casa Horta. Wish me luck!
(Vale a pena seguir eles, que também mostram imagens lindas da natureza que é ameaçada).
#Repost @sea_legacy (@get_repost)
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Photo by @simonagerphotography // Sea lice occur naturally but, in the natural world, salmon cannot become attacked until they are mature enough to withstand infection through a protective coat of scales. Salmon farms force millions of salmon to swim in circles, giving the lice the opportunity to reproduce rapidly. Eventually the lice overwhelm young salmon, and eat them to death.

The salmon farms are located on B.C.’s wild salmon migration paths. A recent collection of young wild salmon near a fish farm confirmed that almost 80% had been infected with sea lice before they can naturally build defences. These young fish won’t survive migration to the ocean and maturity.
#getsalmonfarmsout #TurningTheTide @justinpjtrudeau @bcndp @johnhorgan4bc @simonagerphotography


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I came across this river of plastic in #Bagmati river in #Kathmandu earlier this year and was surprised to see the amount of waste, with children often search the river for plastic to sell. Local efforts are being made to clean the river but with people continuously discarding their rubbish straight into the river, it's a hard challenge to solve. 50 percent of plastic is single use and we currently only collect 5% of the plastic that we use, with billions of pounds of plastic in our oceans and killing one million sea birds and 100,000 #marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in the oceans. Although global #change has to happen within business and politics, on an individual level we can consume little to no single use plastic by using re-usable bottles and bags and convince others to do the same. Photographs taken with Olympus OM-D EM1 ii in Kathmandu, Nepal 2017 #climatechange#art4climate#parleyAIR#creativeimpact#artforimpact#pollution#unfccc#climatechange#help#support#globalwarming#plasticocean#waste#rubbish#photojournalist#documentary# #turningthetide#climatevisual#documentation#nepal#river#pollution#olympus#crushplastic@parley.tv @unfccc @seashepherd @ocean_youth @oceanambassadors @oceanicpreservationsociety @plasticoceans @theplasticbank @everydayclimatechange @climatereality @climatevisuals @infocusorg

Bagmati River
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#EyeOnClimate Day 19/30 –@unfoundation
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"Global average sea levels are expected to continue to rise—by at least several inches in the next 15 years and by 1–4 feet by 2100. A rise of as much as 8 feet by 2100 cannot be ruled out.”
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Info from a scientific report compiled by 13 federal agencies. Link in bio!
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@climasphere #iceland #climatechange #ClimateChangeisReal #protect #turningthetide #nature #FujifilmX_US #fujifilm #fujixseries #amazing_shots #ig_color #theworldshotz #worldshotz #worldcaptures #bns_earth #earthshotz #hot_shotz #naturegeography #nature_perfection #artofvisuals #fantastic_earth #splendid_earth #marvelshots #globalcapture #wonderful_places #igworldclub #fodorsonthego #beautifuldestinations #lonelyplanet

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Foto por @CristinaMittermeier // Durante esta semana de #Thanksgiving, me siento agradecido por la casa. Los mares de la
Costa de la Colombia británica son honrados por la presencia de miles de ballenas jorobadas #whales y orcas y por un poco de
nuestro planeta el más espectacular y hermosas costas. La vida entre la fauna y la naturaleza me hace sentir el más agradecido. #Follow @cristinamittermeier para ver más imágenes de esta esquina mágica del mundo me llamo #home: #VancouverIsland
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy #thankful #grateful #nature #love #home #holidays #blackandwhite #ocean #whalewatching

#nacgeo @nacgeo #natgeo #photoark @natgeo


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Black bears of the Great Bear Rainforest, Canada (BC). Being aware: an important rule for a bear stepping in a river full of salmons. This is especially relevant for a female with a cub. Other bears can already be in the river bed to feed or even to rest and the rule for a newcomer is to be concerned of it, especially for a female with a cub(s) who may have to avoid a conflict. There is a kind of hierarchy in the rivers: no one can enter in the area of the strongest bear. The mummy will always try to make it safe for the cub(s). This picture is actually based on salmons. There are thousands of salmons spawning in small rivers and bears are taking a seat of this event. They need fat and proteins before to hibernate during the coming winter. Protecting salmons is also protecting the symbol of this rainforest.

A world of thanks to my coastal friends for sharing these moments ;).
#TurningTheTide #notankers #nofishfarm #greatbearrainforest #sonyalpha #sonysuomi #notankers #nopipelines #oilfree @pacificwild @sonyalphasuomi @sony #InstaNatureFriends_ #Canada #gratitude @parismatch_magazine #pacificwild #protectthiscoast #bear @sonyalpha #spiritbear #kermode #kermodebear #blackbear @lefigarofr @bcwhales #greatwhalesea #greatwhalesea #sealegacy @sony.france @lesothers #greatbearrainforest @sonynordic #britishcolumbia #BC #protectBC

Great Bear Rainforest
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regram @natgeo
Photo by @cristinamittermeier // This image of young @Takaiya_Blaney, a singer, song-writer, drummer and speaker for her people, the Tla’amin First Nation of British Columbia, encapsulates my three greatest passions: the natural world, indigenous rights and empowerment of #women. As I head to the United Nations for the opening of an exhibit with Disney’s #dreambigprincess campaign, where my images of the inexorable relationship between coastal First Nations and the sea, will be exhibited, I know that our voices represent the desires and dreams of the many Indigenous Nations fighting for respect and recognition of their indigenous right. To see more images of indigenous communities celebrating their bond with nature, #follow my Instagram feed @cristinamittermeier
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy. #getfishfarmsout #reconciliationcanada #girlup #girlpower #indigenouspeoplesday

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#Repost @ladzinski
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PLEASE take a moment to read this, we all need to take action on this very important world wide issue and STOP buying farmed salmon - Words by @cristinamittermeier- This is what farmed Atlantic salmon can look like: Deformed, covered in parasites (like the ones on this fish’s head), and skin lesions. The fish carry a much more dangerous pathogen, the Piscine reovirus. This very contagious virus is infecting migrating wild salmon, attacking the fish’s heart and making it impossible for wild salmon to complete the epic journey they must make upstream to their spawning grounds. Atlantic farmed salmon will be the end of wild Pacific salmon — unless we get these farms out of the water. Go to the link on my bio to join the campaign to get the BC government to act or visit sealegacy.org. Photo by Jane and John Doe.
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy. With @paulnicklen@molinadawson @cleansingourwaters #getfishfarmsout#fish #indigenousrights #reconciliationcanada.
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WAKE UP PEOPLE! 🚨


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#Repost @leonardodicaprio ・・・
#Regram #RG @paulnicklen: “Charismatic megafauna” is a term often used in conservation circles. It essentially means giant, majestic animals that make people emotional. Think humpback whales, polar bears and tigers—the all-stars. Obviously, I love working with these big, beautiful animals as much as the next guy—if not more—but I’m still attracted to the little ones. Like this sunflower starfish in the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas). When the canopy of macrocystis kelp is pierced by afternoon light and lights up the seafloor, the small creatures have the same power to make us emotional. That’s why I believe it’s important to ask people to get outside more often. Conservation is about a connection to the land and water, and it’s hard to connect with something you’re unfamiliar with. Go outside, get under the water, climb a mountain, or just walk in the park. Any time outside is good for us, and for the earth. #TurningTheTide for @sea_legacy


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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // On this week of #Thanksgiving, I feel grateful for home. The bountiful seas of the British Columbia Coast are graced by the presence of thousands of humpback #whales and orcas and by some of our planet’s most dramatic and beautiful coastal rainforests. Living among wildlife and so close to nature is what I am most thankful for. #Follow @cristinamittermeier to see more images from this magical corner of the world I call #home: #VancouverIsland
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy #thankful #grateful #nature #love #home #holidays #blackandwhite #ocean #whalewatching


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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // On this week of #Thanksgiving, I feel grateful for home. The bountiful seas of the British Columbia Coast are graced by the presence of thousands of humpback#whales and orcas and by some of our planet’s most dramatic and beautiful coastal rainforests. Living among wildlife and so close to nature is what I am most thankful for. #Follow@cristinamittermeier to see more images from this magical corner of the world I call #home:#VancouverIsland
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy #thankful#grateful #nature #love #home #holidays#blackandwhite #ocean #whalewatching


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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // On this week of #Thanksgiving, I feel grateful for home. The bountiful seas of the British Columbia Coast are graced by the presence of thousands of humpback#whales and orcas and by some of our planet’s most dramatic and beautiful coastal rainforests. Living among wildlife and so close to nature is what I am most thankful for. #Follow@cristinamittermeier to see more images from this magical corner of the world I call #home:#VancouverIsland
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy #thankful#grateful #nature #love #home #holidays#blackandwhite #ocean #whalewatching


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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // On this week of #Thanksgiving, I feel grateful for home. The bountiful seas of the British Columbia Coast are graced by the presence of thousands of humpback#whales and orcas and by some of our planet’s most dramatic and beautiful coastal rainforests. Living among wildlife and so close to nature is what I am most thankful for. #Follow@cristinamittermeier to see more images from this magical corner of the world I call #home:#VancouverIsland
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy #thankful#grateful #nature #love #home #holidays#blackandwhite #ocean #whalewatching


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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // On this week of #Thanksgiving, I feel grateful for home. The bountiful seas of the British Columbia Coast are graced by the presence of thousands of humpback#whales and orcas and by some of our planet’s most dramatic and beautiful coastal rainforests. Living among wildlife and so close to nature is what I am most thankful for. #Follow@cristinamittermeier to see more images from this magical corner of the world I call #home:#VancouverIsland
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy #thankful#grateful #nature #love #home #holidays#blackandwhite #ocean #whalewatching


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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // On this week of #Thanksgiving, I feel grateful for home. The bountiful seas of the British Columbia Coast are graced by the presence of thousands of humpback#whales and orcas and by some of our planet’s most dramatic and beautiful coastal rainforests. Living among wildlife and so close to nature is what I am most thankful for. #Follow@cristinamittermeier to see more images from this magical corner of the world I call #home:#VancouverIsland
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy #thankful#grateful #nature #love #home #holidays#blackandwhite #ocean #whalewatching


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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // On this week of #Thanksgiving, I feel grateful for home. The bountiful seas of the British Columbia Coast are graced by the presence of thousands of humpback#whales and orcas and by some of our planet’s most dramatic and beautiful coastal rainforests. Living among wildlife and so close to nature is what I am most thankful for. #Follow@cristinamittermeier to see more images from this magical corner of the world I call #home:#VancouverIsland
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy #thankful#grateful #nature #love #home #holidays#blackandwhite #ocean #whalewatching


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A little bit about me, about why I write...
Some of us are blessed to never feel a need to wonder how to speak what we are thinking, to use our voice. I was taught the opposite for years.
I was raised in a “tame” cult, isolated, expected to be a quiet southern lady and to not cause anyone trouble. I was taught I was put on earth to make others happy. No, really. I wasn’t implied these things, I was told them. Often with angry threats on the other side.
By the time I was 27, I was exploding like a volcano and didn’t know why.
Situations got bad and I was forced to finally make a decision to leave all culture I ever knew altogether.
It was at this time I became a vagabond out west, in search of a new home and a new life. But there was only one problem: I had to ask to receive help. I and several others out there learned something important about me: I didn’t know how to talk and I had no clue what it meant to have a voice even.
Writing basically saved my soul from erupting repeatedly until I destroyed village after village I drove to.
God used it to teach the child within me still waiting to learn to “use her words” until she grew up into an eloquent and brutally honest language.
A language of sincerity and authority. Of peace and pain. Of joy and total, spontaneous, free idiocy. Of invitation. Of hope.
Then he told me start opening my mouth. And I am still learning this trade. You wouldn’t know it talking to me though.
If there is anything at all writing has done for me: open my heart’s ears to a God who tells me my voice is needed. It’s indescribably important. It’s here for a reason. And its destiny was attempted to be hushed for a reason.
Let absolutely no one tell you your voice does not matter. And if you shake and even vomit just to say what you are really thinking, then pat yourself on the back while you wipe your mouth once you have.
You have a destiny and your voice is the force behind it. It is ordained by God himself.
Speak.
In whatever form.
But speak.
@mvp_photography77
#writersofinstagram #writers #vagabonding #adventureculture #adventuretime #instagood #sealegacy #turningthetide #powerful #powerfulwomen #imageofgod #useyourvoice


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STOP buying Farmed salmon😥

@Regranned from @ladzinski - PLEASE take a moment to read this, we all need to take action on this very important world wide issue and STOP buying farmed salmon - Words by @cristinamittermeier- This is what farmed Atlantic salmon can look like: Deformed, covered in parasites (like the ones on this fish’s head), and skin lesions. The fish carry a much more dangerous pathogen, the Piscine reovirus. This very contagious virus is infecting migrating wild salmon, attacking the fish’s heart and making it impossible for wild salmon to complete the epic journey they must make upstream to their spawning grounds. Atlantic farmed salmon will be the end of wild Pacific salmon — unless we get these farms out of the water. Go to the link on my bio to join the campaign to get the BC government to act or visit sealegacy.org. Photo by Jane and John Doe.
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy. With @paulnicklen@molinadawson @cleansingourwaters #getfishfarmsout#fish #indigenousrights #reconciliationcanada - #regrann


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