Sea turtles can confuse plastic bags for food. over 100 million marine animals die each year due to marine debris, according to the sea turtle conservancy 😰 we need your help in saying no to single-use plastics and to set an example for a plastic free lifestyle 🌈 📷: @greenpeace
Playful bears | 📷: yan shao
yan shao captured this moment of two young polar bear cubs playing while their mother rest below. “this is a very peaceful and fun scene that you photographed here, yan,” writes @natgeoyourshot producer matt adams (@themattadams ), who selected this image for the december 19, 2017 daily dozen. “the mother just seems so at peace as her two cubs use her body as a balancing beam trying to get a better angle. i also love how this was composed, there is some nice spacing in this frame and even though you were a distance away from these polar bears we can still connect with them by seeing the expression on the mother’s face.” ...
sadly, these incredible creatures are classified as “vulnerable”. the biggest threat to polar bears is climate change. rising global temperatures means that sea ice is melting earlier and forming later each year, leaving polar bears less time to hunt for food.
Action alert: this week, the trump administration announced its controversial plans to open nearly all u.s. federal waters to offshore drilling activities (pacific and atlantic).
the five-year plan expands drilling to most of the us outer continental shelf, including california and maine, where drilling has been blocked for decades.
this plan opens the floodgates to dirty and dangerous offshore drilling, threatening coastal economies that rely on clean and healthy oceans. this radical offshore drilling plan is a clear example of politics over people, ignoring widespread local and state opposition.
these ocean waters are not president trump's personal playground. they belong to all americans and the public wants them preserved and protected, not sold off to multinational oil companies.
offshore drilling has caused some of the greatest man-made natural disasters of our time. .
the health of these waters is critical for the well-being and economies of our coastal communities. let's protect our coasts, not open them up to potential destruction.
together, we must stand united against this grave attack, before it’s too late. add your name now to tell congress that you oppose offshore drilling. (link in bio) #rg@pangeaseed 🙏🏻 .
📷 taken by our ambassador @_balaram of a dead whale at speakeasy long beach 😢 although the cause of dead is unknown, scientists have discovered dangerous levels of plastic in whales stomachs 🌎 #ourchoicesmatter
Happy holidays from the oceanic team! this year has been unforgettable for us, and we couldn't have done it without you all championing for us. the love and passion that we have encountered continues to drive us forward and re-instills us with a sense of hope for the impact that we can all create! wishing you all an amazing holiday with your friends and family and our wish is one of compassion and drive for continuing to create positive change.
thank you for helping us protect the blue heart of this planet!
artwork by cielle graham #holidays#christmas#ocean#love#sea#artivism#art