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Mission Blue Hope Spot: Protecting the Gulf of California

Mission Blue Hope Spot: Protecting the Gulf of California

13 December, 2017 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

  The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez), located along the northwestern coast of Mexico, was named one of the top Hope Spots by Mission Blue founder, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Hope Spots are special locations around the world that are critical to the health of the […]

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Mission Blue Hope Spot: Houtman Abrolhos Islands

Mission Blue Hope Spot: Houtman Abrolhos Islands

23 October, 2017 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

Photo by Alan Bradley  When I was first asked to write an article about Houtman Abrolhos I was a bit perplexed. I wasn’t really sure how to pronounce it, let alone where it was on a map – despite it being part of Australia, where I live. So I started […]

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Balearic Islands Hope Spot

Balearic Islands Hope Spot

18 September, 2017 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

The Balearic Islands are situated in the Mediterranean, and consist of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. In 2015, Dr. Sylvia Earle named the Balearic Islands as a Hope Spot. Hope Spots are areas in our ocean that Mission BlueTM, an alliance that includes more than 200 respected ocean conservation groups […]

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Why Does Shark Finning Happen?

Why Does Shark Finning Happen?

26 July, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

On their recent expedition to Cocos Island, a global hotbed of shark activity, Mission Blue sat down with Randall Arauz, a lifelong marine conservationist and recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2010 for his efforts in protecting sharks and the banning of the shark finning industry in Costa Rica. […]

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Spotlight on Andaman Islands – A Mission Blue Hope Spot

Spotlight on Andaman Islands – A Mission Blue Hope Spot

6 July, 2017 at 8:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Photos supplied by Vikas Nairi In the Bay of Bengal, between the Indian peninsula and Myanmar lies the Andaman Islands – a vast and mostly uninhabited archipelago. The Islands may be India’s most remote state, but they, like many places in our world, are still largely vulnerable to the impacts […]

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Cocos Island – World Heritage Site and Mission Blue Hope Spot

Cocos Island – World Heritage Site and Mission Blue Hope Spot

8 June, 2017 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

If, like a lot of divers, your inspiration to start diving came from Jacques Cousteau then Cocos Island should be on your radar: he considered Cocos Island to be the most beautiful island in the world. In 1997 the island, located 550 km off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica […]

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