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Chris Figgener Marine Conservation Biologist🔬🌊🌏 | Sea-Turtle-Straw-Lady🍹 | Ocean Advocate🌊 | Sea Turtle Nerd🌊🐢 | #SkipTheStraw | #TAMUTurtles
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Chris Figgener
#sharkwaterextinction 🦈 premiered yesterday. it should be in theatres around the world 🌍 and i encourage everyone to watch it.

the film continues the work of our friend rob stewart, a true #oceanhero 🌊 that has fought for years against the business of #sharkfinning.

#sharks 🦈 are apex predators, meaning they are on top of the food chain, and our #oceans depend on them. they were vilified in the past, but rob has shown the world how charismatic they really and that they need our help.

r.i.p rob and thank you for leaving such a legacy of inspiration🌊💙✨ thank you also to the people that have picked up his torch! 🕯♀
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#oceanlovers #ocean #apexpredator #water #conservation #extinction #animals #wildlife #dontfearthefin #extinctionisforever #protectwildlife #protectourocean #stopsharkfinning #noplanetb #nobluenogreen #megafauna #oceanlife #uw
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Today is #pacificleatherbackconservationday. leatherbacks are the largest of all #seaturtles🐢 🌊. unfortunately, the east pacific leatherback is virtually on the brink of #extinction.

from #mexico to #colombia #scientist🔬🔎 are recording less than 1,000 nests per year from only a few hundred nesting females. this means this species might vanish in our lifetime.

responsible for the collapse are commercial fisheries🎣, where #turtles die as bycatch, poaching on nesting #beaches🏝, and #ocean #pollution. for the latter, especially plastics are detrimental to leatherbacks as they often confuse floating #plastic bags with jellyfish, their main prey.

the situation is dire and we all have to pitch in to help these magnificent mariners.
buy only responsibly caught #seafood, best from controlled artisanal fisheries or don't eat seafood at all. don't buy sea turtle products when travelling (e.g. eggs, meat, cosmetics, jewelry made from shell) and reduce your use of plastic products wherever possible. the less plastic we consume the less plastic will end up in our oceans. 📸christine figgener

#wildlife #conservation #extinctionisforever #sea #tortue #tortuga #research #marineconservation #marinelife #oceanlife #deepblue #planetorplastic #endangeredspecies #nobluenogreen #animals #animalrescue #photography
3 147 1 weeks ago

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#repost @plasticpollutes (@get_repost )
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when we think about the kind of planet we want to pass on to our own children we should also be considering the planet we will pass on to future generations of all beings. our choices have a real impact. act accordingly. photo by manuel maqueda, a co-founder of plastic pollution coalition as part of @albatrossthefilm #chrisjordan #albatross
#plasticpollutes #planetorplastic #chooseplanet #saynotoplastic #plasticfreeliving
4 43 4 weeks ago

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Yes, you see correctly! these are thousand of #turtles all nesting at the same time. what you see here is a synchronized mass-nesting of olive ridley #seaturtles in #costarica, also called #arribada.

this impressive natural phenomenon can only be observed at about a dozen #beaches worldwide. how the animals synchronize their nesting is still unclear. the moon has something to do with it (usually arribadas happen during the last quarter moon in ostional, costa rica), but there have to be other cues involved as well.
this arribada took everyone by surprise, because it was either early or might be an additional one. only time will tell. 📷asociación de guías locales ostional

#naturelovers #nature #ocean #marine #wildlife #wildlifeplanet #animals #conservation #puravida #travel #ostional #guanacaste #tortugasmarinas #tortugas #viaje #schildkröte #schildkrötenliebe #reise #reiselust #wanderlust #nobluenogreen #meer
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#repost @lonelywhale (@get_repost )
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take a moment to reflect on what we’re here to protect... 📸 @ainraadik #whalewednesday
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Added a beautiful piece to my #seaturtle #jewelry collection. 😍😍😍 it is a hatchling 🐢 with a larimar💎 from @lulubugjewelry.
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The #mailman just brought me this great #surprise. a million thanks to @wayanandtheturtleking ❤❤❤ for sending me the spanish version "wayan y el rey de las tortugas". what a great book 🌟🌟🌟🌟! i have been anticipating this #book for a while now, which was in part inspired by my #seaturtle and #straw video.
can you see the #king suffer from the straw? i also love that he is a leatherback #turtle 🐢🐢. these books will come down with me to #costarica and will go to local schools to educate about the harm that #plastic causes to #wildlife. https://amzn.to/2lmma7q

isbn 978-1-7750990-0-0 (english)
isbn 978-1-7750990-8-6 (spanish)
isbn 978-1-7750990-3-1 (french)

#plasticpollutes #skipthestraw #nextgeneration #scicom #sustainableliving #nature #ocean #oceanlove 🐳 #nobluenogreen #bluemarble #naturaleza
2 106 July 2018

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Weekly shopping in #texas. sadly we have no #farmersmarket close by.
we use our own produce bags and bring our own shopping bags/bike trailer.
#healthylifestyle #sustainableliving #nocar #reduceplastic #fruitsandveggies #bikeforever #goldenhour #summertime #lecker
3 75 July 2018

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#tb just found a stack of old pics in one of my turtle books.
my very first #seaturtle season in #gandoca #costarica🇨🇷 staying at a local family's home.

#goodtimes #beachbum #saltynomad #conservation #communitybasedconservation
6 102 July 2018

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Chris Figgener
The synchronised mass nestings (#arribadas) of olive ridley #seaturtles never cease to amaze me.
the july one was short and small, but nonetheless impressive.
#costarica #ostional #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #junglesurfing #oceanlover #marinebiology #womaninstem #puravida #beachbum #saltynomad
3 124 July 2018

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3..2..1.. plastic-free july is here again! this months is dedicated to the reduction of single-use #plastics and the spreading of awareness of the harm plastic products can cause to #wildlife and our own health.

we will have more plastic than fish in our #oceans by 2025, if we continue producing and using plastics as we do right now. we are drowning in plastic and something needs to be done.

think about what you can do to help this issue! refuse single-use plastics, reuse and recycle everything else.

#plasticfreejuly #plasticinvasion #onehealth #plasticpollutes
1 54 July 2018