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#protectwhatyoulove#ocean#conservation#marinedebris#saveourseas#saveouroceans#marineconservation#wildlife#bethechange#nature#sealife#underwater#plasticocean#plasticfree#getoutside#sharks#plasticpollution#shark#oceans#plastic#art#nobluenogreen#sustainability#seathelove#diving#ProtectWhatYouLove#oceanplastic

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With all the plastic, cans, bottles, styrofoam and various types of hazardous litter out here, I confess: I have not bothered with picking up food waste.⁣

It's organic litter, I thought. What real harm can it do?⁣

But a recent article a lovely follower sent me (thank you @lonnie1138) has changed my mind.⁣

And it's really quite simple:⁣

1) This "organic" litter can still take months -- sometimes years, depending on the food -- to decompose.⁣
2) In the meantime, not all food waste is safe for wildlife to consume. ⁣
3) The presence of food waste on the ground encourages more littering.⁣

Bottom line, would you toss a banana peel in your front yard? Probably not. So, why do it (or tolerate it) in the big, beautiful "yard" outdoors we all share?⁣

Respect, care and treading lightly. These apply wherever we are.⁣

So this apple I found the other day (along with orange and banana peels) came home to be dumped in my compost. Simple as that. ⁣

#earthcustodian#protectwhatyoulove #treadlightly #loveinaction #beahelper #beagoodhuman #protecttheplanet #cleanup
#litterpicking #dontbeatosser #dontlitter #compost #earthlovingyogi #earthcare #everylittlebitmatters #greenliving #mindfulliving #pnwgirl #getoutside #bellinghome


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Remember, you have two lives. You get your second life when you realize you have only one. | Frank Liddy
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#wastateparks #goexplore #livewild #wilderness #washingtontrails #ocean #waves #beach #dowhatyoulove #lnt #protectwhatyoulove #theoutbound #keepitwild #lighthouse #pnwvibes #upperleftusa #sheexplores #pnwoutdoorwomen


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Did you know that the U.S. ranks as 7th in the world for shark fin trade?
In 2018, Miami became the nation’s TOP importer of shark fins. 12 other states have moved forward with a fin ban and #Florida is the ONLY state where 2 attempts to pass a bill have failed.
We CAN and HAVE to do better than this. Finning is not only cruel and barbaric, it has long-term dire effects on sharks and our oceans.
Over 100 million sharks are killed annually and more than 70 species are at risk of extinction in our and our children’s lifetimes if this doesn’t end.
Make your voice be heard!
Please visit the link in my bio to sign your name and help save sharks!




#savesharks #finbannow #finfreefl #shark #uwphotography #underthesea #thalassophile #ocean #sealife #nobluenogreen #marineconservation #blueplanet #saveourseas #floridalife #soflo #paradise #freediving #diving #mermaid #coexist #rtfambassador #respect #underwater #whenlifegivesyoulemons #view #protectwhatyoulove #nofear #respectthelocals


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Today, maybe enjoy a bite to eat with a friend and enjoy each other's company. And who better to invite to lunch on #TurtleTuesday than a green sea turtle to a sea grass buffet?! When sea turtles graze, they actually increase the productivity and nutrient content of the seagrass blades. Some species of turtle, like the hawksbill, can actually increase coral colonization by removing sponges and algae. Don't you just love turtles even more?! 🐢😍🤗 . . . 📸 By me @oceanforsharks
#sharkadvocate #challengeperceptions #seaturtle #seaturtles #seagrass #reeflifematters #hawksbill #greenseaturtle #reeffishes #coralreef #coral #oceanlife #oceanadvocate #conservation #connecttonature #protectwhatyoulove #stemgirls #stem #marinebiology #underwater #underwaterphotography #girlswhofreedive #girlswhoscience


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❌ NO STRAW THANKS ❌
Double tap if you agree👆


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When it seems like the world is on fire, it’s important to remain calm, set the example and speak from experience. The kids are counting on us, we have to make progress. .
#pew4kids #kidssafefoundation #safety #education #outreach #LC3454 #makeadifference #whatsright #protectwhatyoulove #zerofirearmaccidents ZERO Firearm Accidents is the only acceptable goal!!


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Mother and Calf by @ethan.estess.art.science -
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We’re so thrilled to have had the opportunity to team up with @salesforce again to create two custom marine debris sculptures that are now on display at the Salesforce Chalet in Davos for the 2019 @worldeconomicforum.
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Artist Statement: The connection between a mother humpback whale and her calf is one of the strongest bonds in nature. The mother humpback lifts its baby to the surface for its first breath, nourishes it, and teaches it to jump and play. Unfortunately, the lives of these magnificent animals are often cut short when they become entangled in derelict fishing gear and drown.
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I designed this pair of sculptures from reclaimed materials to highlight the impacts of marine debris on ocean wildlife. Each year thousands of animals including whales, dolphins, turtles, and seals suffer painful deaths as a result of human carelessness. We need to work together as a global community to manage the externalities associated with our commercial fisheries.
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At @pangeaseed, we love collaborating with our partners to share our message of ARTivism while amplifying their commitment to our oceans and the planet.
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#salesforce #davos #pangeaseed #worldeconomicforum #marinedebris #ARTivism #ethanestess #protectwhatyoulove


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#Repost @surfrider with @get_repost
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A coastal victory: a decision made in favor of the coastal and ocean environment that results in a positive conservation outcome, improves coastal access, or both.
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In 2018, we achieved 82 Coastal Victories, 58 policy victories, and 14 surf-related victories. We also accomplished a milestone 500th(!) coastal victory this year. We're hoping to accomplish even more in 2019. (link in profile)
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📸: @morganmaassen
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#protectwhatyoulove #surfriderfoundation #takeaction #conservation #cleanwaterhealthybeaches #saveourseas #bethechange #olysurfrider


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La palabra del 2018 ha sido MICROPLÁSTICO. Y lo cierto que no nos entraña, en todos los CLEAN UPS que hemos realizado, los microplásticos han sido nuestra gran preocupación. Es muy importante retirar todas esas islas de plástico cuanto antes, pues se degradan en plásticos cada vez más pequeños y más difíciles de retirar de nuestros océanos. Aquí tenemos a nuestro compañero Dani realizando una cuantificación de los plásticos pequeños que recogimos en el Parque Nacional de Corcovado, en Costa Rica. Como podéis ver, los plásticos se van haciendo cada vez más pequeños... cuántas partículas de plástico diminuto existirán ya en nuestro planeta? 🌏
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The word of 2018 has been MICROPLASTIC. And the truth that does not involve us, in all the CLEAN UPS that we have made, the microplastics have been our great concern. It is very important to remove all these plastic islands as soon as possible, as they degrade into plastics that are smaller and smaller and more difficult to remove from our oceans. Here we have our colleague Dani doing a quantification of the small plastics we collected in the Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. As you can see, plastics are getting smaller and smaller. . . how many tiny plastic particles will already exist on our planet?
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#caminossinplástico #microplastics #microplasticos #stopplastic #nomoreplastic #byebyeplastic #oceanwaste #plasticfree #oceanfreeplastic #oceanlife #plasticocean #refusesingleuse #refuseplastic #saveouroceans #takecareofourplanet #conservation #sealife #protectwhatyoulove #beatplasticpollution #plasticbottle #costarica🇨🇷 #corcovadonationalpark🌴


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So absolutely angry right now. I was walking by the pond, and saw a carapace floating with some fishing line next to it. I waded out into the water, and found this poor dead turtle completely wrapped in fishing line, hooks, and lures. This is absolutely despicable people, this is what our irresponsibility is doing. Killing our beautiful wildlife. I know that there are people that fish that are super responsible human beings, and thank you for that. But down here in Florida there are way too many irresponsible people who fish. This is a tiny little man-made pond, this line got stuck in this tree, and instead of wading out to get it, this person just left it there. There is absolutely no excuse for this. This pond is teeming with birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. If you love being outdoors, please respect the wildlife that lives there. #fishresponsibly #fishinglinekills #packitinpackitout #leavenothingbehind #respectwildlife #pondlife #redbelliedcooter #floridaturtles #pondturtles #norespect #waterwaycleanup #cleaningjunobeach #ecowarrior #dedication #dontbeajerk #protectwhatyoulove #dontbepartoftheproblem #bethechange


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#Seaturtles have been traveling the oceans for more than 200 million years.

They have been here long enough than any human being.

There are only 7 sea #turtle species left in the world, and all of them are seriously endangered 😐
Our #plasticwaste and uncultured #lifestyle threatens their future survival.

#ditchsingleuseplastics 🙅‍♂️ It’s #TurtleTuesday
#Tuesdays are for sea turtles 🐢
#Protectwhatyoulove
#Cleanseas


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Did you know? Leatherback sea turtles are the largest turtles on earth -- and, unfortunately, one of the most endangered.
#protectwhatyoulove #wildlife #conservation #turtles #turtletuesday


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70-100 million sharks are killed each year for their fins. In stark contrast, less than 10 people die annually due to shark related incidents. Who’s the real danger?
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Digital artwork by @j.m.navarro
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#artivism #protectwhatyoulove #paintforapurpose #oceansmatter #saveoursharks #extinctionisforever #shark #ocean #art


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For Tuesday tots, meet some juvenile Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni!

These endangered fish are endemic to the Banggai islands of Indonesia. Throughout their lives, cardinalfish may use venomous animals like sea anemones or this long-spined sea urchin (Diadema setosum) for protection from predators.

These fish are endangered due to demand for personal aquarium collections, but they are regularly bred for private collections without removing any individuals from the wild. So, if you or someone you know is considering a fish like this or other exotic species for a home aquarium, do some research and make sure you are making responsible choices for wildlife!

These Banggai cardinalfish are swimming around the Surviving Through Adaptation wing of the @nationalaquarium’s Blue Wonder exhibit.


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No hay nada más fuerte en el mundo que el corazón 💚 de un voluntario.
~Coronel James H. Doolittle
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Hoy queremos agradecer a tantos voluntarios que aman la naturaleza y lo demuestran con sus acciones! ¡Sigamos siendo y haciendo #cambio !
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kids museum nürnberg 24.02.19, 3pm: interactive #ocean ambassador session - called #kidsfortheocean mit kathi & anne 🌊🌊🌊 learn about the beauty, the fragility of the ocean and what you can do to fight it. 🌊 kommt zur #ozean und #meeresmüllstunde ins tolle kindermuseum. es wird interaktiv!!! #spannend #diy #saynotoplastic #beachcleaner #protectwhatyoulove #education #schule #school #kids #teens #zerowastenerd #zerowaste #plasticfree #plastikfrei #oceanpollution #plasticpollution #kinder @kindermuseumnbg @nuernberg_de #nachhaltig #sustainable #sustainableliving #ecoliving #marinelitter #marinedebris #whales #octopus


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Don't forget our little feathered ones in these #cold #winterdays #winter #january #beanimalaware, watch this little #robin on our #urban terrace coming back for few winters now. Just gotta love this little fellow#savebirds #becompassionate #animalfriendly #animalsfirst #protectwhatyoulove


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Sharks for days! Experimenting with pattern color and composition with my shark watercolors from a couple years back. 🦈💙 I kinda want this on a pillow case! 🌊🌊 #sharksofinstagram #sharklove #protectwhatyoulove #patterndesigns #repeatpattern #halfdroprepeat #oceanlove #oceanartist #kidlitart #surfacepatterndesign #nauticaldesign #kidsroom #kidsfabric #fabricdesign #illustrated #whaleshark #greatwhiteshark #megamouth #sciart


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🗣 CALLING ALL OBX BUSINESSES AND ARTISTS 🗣 If anyone is interested in hosting a clean up this year, we’re starting to get some scheduling done! 🎉 last year, about 20 businesses/artists participated and this project wouldn’t have happened without them. If you’d like more information on hosting, feel free to comment, email, DM, text, whatever you want to do, and I’ll get back to you ASAP! We plan to start with some spring cleanups this year 🤞 If you hosted a cleanup last year and would like to do it again, please feel free to get in touch 💙 last year, we picked up about 17,000 individual pieces of trash - this year, we’ll try to remove more and will be taking into account all the suggestions left on our survey ☺️ thank you to all who hosted last year and a pre thank you to all who may be interested this year - spread the word if you feel so inclined! Let’s do this! 💪🚮🌊


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Welcome on board in a first-class dedicated dive vacation in Tubbataha Reef in the #Philippines further enhanced by the Atlantis Azores diving yacht.
The Azores is positioned strategically to service remote diving areas with spectacular diving throughout the Philippines’ 7,107 islands 😀
📸@atlantisdiveresorts
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#divephilippines #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #travelphotography #aquaticadigital #divermag #scubadiver #diving #underwater #travel #divingphoto #diveresort #marinelife #sealife #ocean #oceanlife #coraltriangle #divelife #marineconservation #protectwhatyoulove #liveaboard #liveaboardlife #yacht #yachtlife #roamtheplanet #reef #tubbataha #coralreef #tov


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Roca Partida has many ledges in the pinnacle where white tipped reef sharks go to rest. Previously I’d only noticed the shark pile up on the ledges. This time I noticed how colorful and decorated their surroundings are! #sharks #rocapartida #socorro #mexico #unesco #ocean #conservation works #buceo #scubadiving #underwater #photography #optunderwater #lovetheocean #protectwhatyoulove #adventuresofjandj


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ACTION ALERT: Our friends at @columbiariverkeeper have a petition on their website to urge Governor Brown and the State of Oregon to exercise their authority under the Clean Water Act to improve water quality and lower lethal river temperatures for the struggling population of salmon in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. ——
You can find the link to the petition in their bio on their profile, or visit this link: https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50797/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=25793
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📸: Tamara Kelley / December 2018 / Members of the T123As, T38s and California Transients
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#TransientKillerWhales #BiggsKillerWhales #ApexPredator #SouthernResidentKillerWhales #SouthernResidents #KillerWhales #KillerWhale #Orcas #Orca #OrcaWhale #OrcaWhales #SaveTheWhales #SaveTheSalmon #SaveTheOceans #NoFishNoBlackFish #BlackFish #WhaleWatching #WildlifePhotography #PacificNorthWest #PNW #Washington #OrcaConservancy #OrcaTaskForce #ProtectWhatYouLove #PodOfOrcas #OrcaPod #Endangered #EndangeredSpecies #ActionAlert


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Our mission is simple – for all to adopt the “ghost” mentality when in or around our fragile oceans. This means respecting the sustainability of our wondrous and beautiful sea without allowing our presence to influence or affect the marine environment. TH2ogear.com
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#sealife #discoverocean #plasticfreeoceans #bethechange #oceanoptimism #Th2ogear #oceanminded #sharks #oceans #protectwhatyoulove #pollution #shark #savetheplanet #oceanside #oceanlovers #adventure #scubadiving #art #noplastic #water #scuba #biodiversity #love #marinedebris #animal #sharkconservation #saveoursea #nowaste #recycle #oceanadvocate


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Mycetophillia Aliciae, or Knobby Cactus Coral.

A beautiful fleshy coral with weakly formed valley walls and septacostae.

So amazing!

#coralconservation #marinebiology #saveouroceans #coraltuesdays #protectwhatyoulove


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Take the first step toward change in your community. If you don’t know where to start, focus on what you love and enjoy then the rest will follow!🌊💙🌎 photo by @phat_motography #protectwhatyoulove #surfriderclubs @surfrider


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