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SeaLegacy #TurningTheTide We're on a mission to create healthy and abundant oceans. Founded by @PaulNicklen & @CristinaMittermeier. https://www.sealegacy.org/pages/coral-reefs-last-stand
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Photograph by @paulnicklen // you can’t get much more love and attention than this. it takes two parents to raise one emperor penguin chick. when one parent goes out to sea to bring food back for the baby, the other parent stays to keep it warm. here, an adult emperor penguin shelters her chick from the cold while the father makes the long ten mile walk back to the colony with fish and krill to feed their single chick. happy father's day to all the hard working dads out there!
#fathersday #father #penguin #ice #family #instagood #photooftheday #cute #wildlife #bw #instawildlife #natgeo #ocean
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Photo by @daisygilardini // just two months after my latest expedition to svalbard i am on my way back. satellite records from nasa revealed that may 2018 was the second lowest arctic sea ice extent in 39 years. it is going to be interesting to see the changes.
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The gardens of the queen, an 830-square-mile marine reserve, created by the castro government in 1996, shows us what a healthy coral reef ecosystem saturated with life can be. a collaboration with @sea_legacy, @oceanx, and @fusiontv takes you onboard the first non-cuban research vessel that has ever visited the area and under the thin blue line to witness what a truly healthy and thriving underwater eden looks like. check the link in our bio to watch this short documentary.
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#ocean #conservation #sustainable #sustainableliving #cuba #oceanlovers #instagood #photooftheday #blue #learn #sealegacy #turningthetide #cuba
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Cuba's gardens of the queen, (jardines de la reina), is often called the crown jewel of the caribbean. this is one of the healthiest and most vibrant marine ecosystems in the world. strictly protected since 1996, the gardens show us what's possible when we commit to creating healthy and abundant oceans. nearly all commercial fishing is prohibited within the reserve, except for the sustainable harvest of spiny lobster. tourism is also tightly restricted, with just a few thousand divers allowed to visit the reef every year. sealegacy, along with oceanx and fusion tv, was lucky enough to be among them. tomorrow, we're sharing the stories of that expedition in a full-length documentary. dive beneath the thin blue line with us to experience the riches of the islands, reefs and mangroves that make up this caribbean archipelago. explore the inner depths of one of the world's last intact coral ecosystems, and discover the hidden lives of the sharks, crocodiles, grouper, lobster, sardines and other species that make the gardens unique.
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Even in the world's most beautiful and protected marine environments, there is plastic. @cristinamittermeier was looking for a beautiful dawn shot; instead, she found an ugly reminder of the toxic impact humans have on this earth. check the link in our bio to watch cuba: garden's of the queen episode 7 on plastic.
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On june 20, tenures for 20 open-net atlantic salmon farms in the broughton archipelago, british columbia, are set to expire. premier john horgan, @johnhorgan4bc, and prime minister justin trudeau, @justinpjtrudeau, have the opportunity to make real change happen by not renewing these tenures. we too have the ability to make real change happen. the choices you make, every day, are an important part of that change. one of the easiest ways to help create healthy and abundant oceans is by being an informed and conscious consumer. #knowyoursalmon is our challenge to you, ocean lovers, to learn the difference between wild salmon and open-net farmed atlantic salmon. check the link in our bio to learn more. together, we are #turningthetide.
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Photograph by @cristinamittermeier // this pint-sized schooling fish is one that most people have only seen inside a can, but it is so much more. sardines plays a mammoth role in maintaining the balance of marine ecosystems as an essential food source for other fish, marine mammals, and seabirds. their beauty and importance shine underwater in the mangrove forests of cuba's gardens of the queen. diving with massive schools of sardines that sparkle and pulse with the light, emulating a synchronized heartbeat, gave us a sense of hope and pride for the future of our oceans if we just let them recover naturally. visit the link in our bio to watch cuba: gardens of the queen episode 6 on these little, lively and vital fish.
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Photo by @nickhawkinsphotography // wild atlantic salmon, like those pictured here, are in precipitous decline. a state of the population report published yesterday indicates that, in the past year alone, their numbers diminished by 15 percent. there is equal concern with wild salmon populations on the pacific coast. the science is clear: it’s due in part to open-net salmon farms spreading disease to wild fish. although well-intentioned, tightening regulation just isn’t the answer. salmon farming must move to solid ground. viable alternatives to open-net do exist, and they are the only way to eliminate the threat to wild salmon stocks and sensitive marine ecosystems.

tenures on 20 open-net salmon farms are coming up for renewal in the broughton archipelago on june 20th. we are asking the province of british columbia and the federal government to do the right thing and #getfishfarmsout by not renewing them. this decision will move us towards an innovative and sustainable land-based industry, as well as healthy wild salmon populations and the coastal communities that depend on them. follow @nickhawkinsphotography for more on atlantic salmon conservation. #turningthetide with @sea_legacy @justinpjtrudeau @johnhorgan4bc @adamphillipolsen @lanapopham @georgeheyman
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Photograph by @paulnicklen // despite overwhelming scientific evidence of ecological and social destruction that continues to unfold layer by layer, open-net atlantic salmon farms remain prevalent in british columbia’s water. decision-makers in british columbia and ontario have remained shamefully silent for decades, while sensitive native fish populations up and down the pacific coast continue to pay the price. join our campaign to #getfishfarmsout and visit www.sealegacy.org/pages/fish-farms to tell bc premier @johnhorgan4bc not to renew tenure on 20 open-net atlantic salmon farms on june 20th.
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Photo by @iantmcallister // it’s #orcaawarenessmonth. @pacificwild will join you in celebrating these beautiful whales all month long, but the time for orca “awareness” is over. we need action. killer whales are not a flag for governments and organizations to wave around. these majestic animals are sentient, emotional, intelligent beings, with a rich social life. the time for talk is over. we need real protection in the form of fisheries management across all pacific marine species, a massive reduction in ship noise and speeds in whale-rich corridors like the strait of juan de fuca, and leadership that understands that a holistic approach is the only effective approach. the herring k**l fishery needs to be paused. we need to #getfishfarmsout of the water. we need to support orcas by supporting salmon by supporting herring. let’s decide to choose #orcaactionmonth instead. these animals have been used as british columbia’s icons for so long. they deserve our protection...through real life action. please join us in asking @johnhorgan4bc to #getfishfarmsout by not renewing tenure on 20 existing farms this june 20th: premier@gov.bc.ca // 250 387 1715
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The lobster fishery in cuba’s gardens of the queen is a prime example of a sustainable fishing practice that not only supports a healthy ecosystem, but also enhances it. check the link in our bio watch cuba: gardens of the queen episode five and find out what innovative and holistic practice these lobster fishermen use to manage this abundant resource. #turningthetide with @paulnicklen and @cristinamittermeier
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Photograph by @paulnicklen // the bold conservation efforts in the gardens of the queen mean that many different species of fish grow to great sizes and maintain healthy numbers. one of such species is the goliath grouper, which can grow to be 800 pounds. as indicators of a healthy reef system, these gentle giants have become increasingly rare in most of the caribbean. check the link in our bio to see how one of these prehistoric fish surprised @paulnicklen in episode four of cuba: gardens of the queen.
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