Water Bonds@waterbonds

Honoring the connection of all water. Sharing ideas & experiences to spark conversation and positive, forward-moving action. Sharks inspire me daily.🦈

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Manatees were the first marine animal I ever fell truly in love with, and while I talk about sharks a lot now, manatees remain my favorites. There’s something so special about them. They’ve also been in dire need of protection since even before I fell in love with them as a child. One thing you can do to help, no matter where you live, is picking organic foods and products. Runoff of chemicals from farming has a direct impact on their habitat (and so many other animals, including us humans!). #Repost @ecoceanic with @get_repost
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#ManateeAwarenessMonth has officially begun I hope you've enjoyed the manatee posts 💙 swimming with manatees is definately on my bucketlist.
However ensuring they have a future is our priority.
Are you ready to make a difference and help us work toward healthy coastal habitats so our ocean's manatees can thrive? help us sustain vital programs that confront ocean acidification, combatting marine debris, addressing overfishing and more. 🌊🐄💙🧜‍♀️ #protectwhatyoulove #ecoceanic #manatee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀/////
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Via @seeker manatees may not move very fast, but it is still tricky for scientists to track where these elusive swimmers have been. Now, thanks to a new environmental DNA test developed by @USGS geneticist Margaret Hunter, it is possible to easily test water samples to see if a manatee has been in the area in the last month.
The test can detect traces amounts of a manatee's skin, saliva, waste, or water vapor from an exhaled breath. The new test could help us better understand manatee population fluctuations and where they move seasonally.


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Coral reefs also protect shorelines from ocean swells and surges and create surf breaks. They’re good things to look out for! And, those chemicals in sunscreens aren’t good your health either!

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Coral reefs, one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, are very sensitive to pollutants. Hawaii recently banned sunscreens that contain the chemicals: #oxybenzone and #octinoxate Check your sunscreen labels for this toxic ingredients and consider alternatives like covering up with UV 30-50 swimwear like rash guards, dive pants, or wetsuits all of which also protect from jellyfish which are responsible for over 40 deaths each year. Or try a natural organic based sunscreen like @allgoodbrand
Photo by @juansharks Yoga/Dive #mantaraypants available @oneoceandesigns #foracause #notforprofit 2nd photo “Diving and disappearing into thousands of black and white convict tangs”
Long sleeve UV swimsuit top by @xcelwetsuits
Special thanks to these companies and the crew from @oneoceanconservation for running a reef and beach clean up on east Oahu this morning. Mahalo nui loa/Thank you so much if you were there 💙 Check our @oneoceanglobal to get involved and join the growing effort and network of conservationists around the world.
#allgood #coralreef #savethecoral #savethecoralreefs #oneoceandesigns #uvswimwear #swimpants #diveskins #divepants #mantadivepants #jellyfishprotection #conservation #marineconservation #convicttang #fishspawning #oceanramsey #oceanramseywetsuit @waterinspired @keiko_conservation @clarklittle @naturezwayofficial


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We are all responsible and our everyday actions matter a lot. But, who we select to oversee protections, international agreements and sustainability efforts really matter too. The environment is an issue we can all get behind because it’s the one issue that affects every single one of us. Let’s find politicians who are willing to take the right steps forward.

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We are the United States and Oceans of America. Clean water and healthy beaches are vital to coastal communities, ocean recreation and people’s livelihoods. But plastic, offshore oil drilling, water pollution and sea level rise are threatening this precious resource. We all have a responsibility to protect our ocean for future generations. 🌊🌊🌊 Join the us and take action. (link in profile) #USOA #SurfriderFoundation


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Something about the water here today reminded me so much of the cloudy days we had driving up the east side of Oahu a couple weeks ago. Was nice to have the reminder that #waterbonds us, despite the distance. #lakemichigan #greatlakes #oahu #mke #milwaukee #water #waves #conservation #nobluenogreen


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Had to take a slight detour and pause on my way to work today. This was long after sunrise, but we got treated to a second round of color! Word on the street is a big swell is coming tomorrow. Stay tuned! #waterbonds #lakemichigan #greatlakes #milwaukee #mke #sunrise #clouds


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I used to think the only way to better the world and make change was sweeping action, macro level scale. But I’ve come to truly believe that when you live the way you think is best, that energy spreads. Surely farther than if you just talk about it. And even if it’s just person by person, the energy of leading by example takes deeper roots than any other form of activism. So you can’t change the laws? Do the stuff you wish they made happen. People will notice.


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More sneak peeks. Shark party! 🦈🦈🦈❤️❤️❤️
#savesharks #ocean #sharks #dive #snorkel #haleiwa #conservation #coexist #nobluenogreen #moana


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Sneak peeks! 🦈🌊❤️ Not the usual sight when you go out with @oneoceandiving, but low visibility didn’t stop this from being a great swim with #sharks. You don’t *need* those crystal clear cobalt blue waters to have quite an experience out there. #savesharks #conservation #snorkel #ocean #shark #swimwithsharks #nobluenogreen #hawaii #haleiwa


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New flair for my desk from my shark trip with @oneoceandiving. It’s really easy - REALLY easy- to slip into the negativity and think there’s no hope. It’s also really easy to just get mad at the world for what’s happening. But, I love the approach of “protect what you love” instead of fighting/resisting/fearing what you hate. Those are energy sucks. Now I get a daily reminder (with whale shark imagery😍). Put your energy into what you want to happen, don’t let it be drained by negativity. Let your energy uplift, not degrade. It goes way further that way 😎#protectwhatyoulove #nobluenogreen #sharks #whalesharks #savesharks #water #ocean #waterbonds


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The rainbows followed me home from Hawaii. 😍🌈#waterbonds #rainbow #conservation #nobluenogreen #water #mke


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I love jars, glass storage containers and wax cloth wraps. It’s healthier for you (who wants plastic tastes and chemicals in their food?) and the planet.


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