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"The ocean is a part of all of us. It lives in the fish we eat and in the air we breathe; half of all the oxygen on earth comes from the ocean, and so the ocean flows through us with every breath we take." – Our friend and @SeaLegacy co-founder, @CristinaMittermeier. #WhaleWednesday⁣ ⁣ What’s your favorite #ocean fact? Let us know in the comments! 👇⁣ ⁣ 📸 @CristinaMittermeier

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"We need a new relationship with nature, a new way of living with each other, the planet the other 8 million other species we share it with." 👏 Dr. @AyanaEliza speaking with @AtlasOfTheFuture.⁣ ⁣ Yesterday, the #Trump administration announced a change to the Endangered Species Act that would make it easier to remove a species from the endangered list, weakening their critically needed protection. Yet the #EndangeredSpeciesAct has proven to successfully support endangered animals, with 99% of listed species now recovering from their race against extinction. The timing for this roll-back is dire, this past May the United Nations published a Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity that warned over 1 million species might be extinct within the next few years. Diversity of voices, actions, and species is critical for a healthy earth and environment. Double tap if you believe in protecting our earth, ocean and all of the creatures that keep the world in balance. Then tap through to @SeaLegacy to sign the petition to support #CITES4Sharks and the protection of the critically endangered mako shark.⁣ ⁣ 📸 @FabriceGuerin

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Who's heard of a nurdle before? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ These small plastic pellets are about the size of a lentil and countless billions of these tiny plastic building blocks are used each year to make the #plastic products we use every day, from soft-drink bottles to takeaway containers. But nurdles pose a big threat to our delicate ocean and coastal communities. ⁣ ⁣ Once in the ocean and coastal waterways, nurdles absorb toxic chemicals and are often mistaken for food by animals. They also wash up by the millions on beaches, leaving coastal communities to deal with the toxic ramifications. Plastic production is slated to increase by 40% in the next decade yet we have no plan in place to tackle the #plasticpollution crises we are facing today. Use your voice to #beatplasticpollution, tell the @epagov you want new rules to protect our ocean and our communities by signing the petition link in our bio. #CleanSeas⁣ ⁣ 📸 @chrisleidyphotography, @smartie_lids_on_the_beach

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Today, International Day of the World's #Indigenous Peoples, we're holding space for the first people to call every coastline and land across the world home and the cultures that have, and will continue to, shape how we view and treat our environment. So many of the answers to the #plasticpollution, climate, and ecological crises can be found in the wisdom stewarded by First Nations leaders. Let's work together to ensure these voices are elevated as we seek out #solutions to start #turningthetide for a healthy and abundant ocean.⁣ ⁣ 📸 @CristinaMittermeier

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“We know that the mako shark is biologically vulnerable to overexploitation and that its numbers already are showing vast declines. Their fins are extremely valuable and their meat is also a valuable commodity, but there is a way to help ensure the future for mako sharks.” - Riley Elliott (@thelifeofrileynz)⁣ ⁣ #SharkWeek has come to an end, but our work to protect sharks is just beginning. This month at #CITESCoP18 a record 18 species are up for new protections, including the fastest sharks in our ocean, the mako. Tap through to our stories to sign your name in support of #CITES4Sharks and join @SeaLegacy, @BlueSphereFoundation, and @VulcanInc in #turningthetide for our ocean.⁣ ⁣ 📸 @ShawnHeinrichs

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🌊 Help the ocean earn the stage at @SXSW, vote for our panel with @SeaLegacy’s co-founder @CristinaMittermeier and @LonelyWhale’s very own Executive Director @DuneIves! Tap through to our stories to vote today. (PS - you’ll have to make your profile before you can vote!) #SXSW ⁣ ⁣ 📸 @CristinaMittermeier

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✨ Each and every animal in the #ocean plays a vital role in the balance of its marine ecosystem.⁣ ⁣ Humpback whales are found in every ocean across the world. Known for their magical and uniquely different songs, these whales swim close to their young, often touching one another with their flippers with what appear to be gestures of affection. What's truly amazing, is that whales help keep every creature on earth alive - even humans! They provide vital nutrients to phytoplankton (through their poop!), which in turn create over 70% of the oxygen we breathe. Today, the biggest threats to these gentle giants are collisions with ships and entanglement in discarded fishing gear - which is primarily made from plastic.⁣ ⁣ How do you protect the ocean in your own unique way each and every day? Let us know in the comments! 👇⁣ ⁣ 📸 @ChelseaMayerPhotography

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✨ #HydrateLike SFO, single-use plastic free by August 20, 2019! Last week, San Francisco International Airport announced that it will ban single-use plastic water bottles, believed to be the first airport in the world to do so.⁣ ⁣ The announcement — which exempts flavored water — is a major step towards #singleuse plastic free travel and will apply to restaurants, cafes and vending machines in the airport, keeping the nearly 4 million plastic water bottles sold annually out of the waste stream. Drop a 💧 in the comments 👇 if you'd like to see more airports follow suit and #HydrateLike San Francisco!⁣ ⁣ 📸 @CristinaMittermeier

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“These sharks are hunted for their fins and for their meat, which are highly valuable on international markets - and they're not alone. 100 million sharks are killed by humans every year. How do we continue to let this happen?”- @CristinaMittermeier⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Mako sharks are apex predators, meaning they are at the top of the food chain. They have nothing to fear in their home, the ocean, with the exception of humans and orcas. We are the greatest threat to this powerful yet vulnerable creature. Tap through to @SeaLegacy to learn how you can stand up for sharks this #SharkWeek and use your voice protect the #mako from its race against #extinction.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🦈 #CITES4sharks #TurningTheTide ⁣ 📸 @ShawnHeinrichs

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✨ Our ocean is full of beautiful surprises. These false killer whales are one of those surprises. Discovered first by fossils, this member of the dolphin family was thought to be extinct until 15 years after the fossils were found and the animals were observed in the wild.⁣⁣ ⁣ Swimming in open waters throughout the tropics and sub-tropics, false killer whales are naturally rare, playful, and fast. They're also protected under @CITES Appendix II, ensuring their safety against human exploitation through hunting or trade. Drop a 🐬 in the comments if you believe our #ocean and all of its surprising and mysterious creatures are worth protecting. 👇 #ProtectWhatIsPrecious #CITES #CoP18⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📸 @scott.portelli

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Friends don't let friends get dehydrated. But BFFs? BFFs help each other #HydrateLike they know the facts (91% of all plastic hasn't been recycled) and that there are alternatives to #singleuse plastic bottles.⁣ ⁣ Celebrate #InternationalFriendshipDay, tag your #PodSquad in the comments 👇and challenge them to the #HydrateLike challenge. 🚰 SWIPE for alternatives. #InternationalDayOfFriendship⁣ ⁣ 📸 @paulnicklen

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✨GIVEAWAY✨🌊 We teamed up with our #HydrateLike collaborators @Oceanic.Global to celebrate the end of Plastic Free July. Join us and #HydrateLike an Ocean Warrior. Details for entering to win the Warrior Beach Kit are below. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣ Tap through to @oceanic.global and like their most recent post AND tag 2 friends in the comments 2️⃣ Follow @oceanic.global @myecoresolution @fisch.swim @swellbottle @sand_cloud & @rawelementsusa •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Open to US, UK and Canada. Ends August 4th at 11:59 PM Eastern time. Winner will be announced beginning next week. Instagram is not affiliated with the giveaway. 📸 @scott.portelli PS - It’s #SharkWeek!

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The #HydrateLike movement was born from the idea that our ocean, its creatures and future generations deserve #cleanseas. Reaching a future free from single-use plastic will look different for everybody. For you, it might mean committing to a #plasticfree lifestyle, or maybe it’s simply reaching for a reusable instead of #singleuse plastic water bottle. No matter where you are on your journey to #beatplasticpollution, celebrate all of your actions which are #turingthetide for healthy and abundant oceans. SWIPE to see @pixiegeldof #HydrateLike a #model citizen and use #HydrateLike so we can share your commitments! 🐋 📸 @JustinHofman 💧 @PointBreakFoundation

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"As a scientist, I respect the pursuit of new knowledge. As a human being, I cannot remain idle while the rights and voices of the Kānaki Ōiwi people are being shut out. I stand for their right as the true stewards of this mountain and call for better care of the mauna." – @CristinaMittermeier, co-founder of @SeaLegacy. On the morning of July 15th, the government began construction of the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) at the sacred summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaiʻi. That very same morning, a line of elders, known as kūpuna, positioned themselves in the roadway leading up to the summit of Maunakea in peaceful protest while a group of seven Native Hawai'ian protestors chained themselves to a cattle guard. The Hawai'ian government called a state of emergency during these peaceful protests. Sacred leaders, elders, and teachers were arrested when the government authorities arrived. Our friends and co-founders of @SeaLegacy, @PaulNicklen and @CristinaMittermeier, spent six months in Oahu, working on a feature story for @NatGeo and were shown true respect and kindness from Native Hawai'ians. Mauna Kea is not a battleground for culture versus science, as it is often portrayed, but instead a moment to recognize the interconnectedness of the two, as the Native Hawai'ians do. This struggle to protect the muana only earned public attention in 2015 when protests against the construction of the telescope first started, even though Native Hawai'ians have been working for the past five decades to protect their sacred summit. Join us in standing with the Kānaki Ōiwi people and tag a friend in the comments, asking them to begin #TurningTheTide for #MuanaKea with us. Take a stand to protect the #MuanaKea and lift up the voices of the Hawai'ian people by signing the petition calling for the immediate halt to the construction of the TMT telescope on Mauna Kea. Tap through to our stories and #LinkInBio to sign now. @puuhuluhulu @kakoo_haleakala  @kanaeokana @tiare4maui @prideofgypsies @therock 📸 @PaulNicklen & @CristinaMittermeier

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“The single non-negotiable thing life requires is water.” - Her Deepness, #SylviaEarle Over 70% of the oxygen we breathe comes from our ocean - that's every other breath. Drop a 💙 in the comments if you're dedicated to protecting our shared life source from #plasticpollution. 📸 @chelseamayerphotography

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Our #ocean is full of otherworldly creatures. But can you imagine what kind of world the ocean will look in 2050, when scientists have predicted there will be more plastic (by weight) than fish in the ocean? The sad reality is that #plasticpollution is becoming the new normal beneath the #sea. Already, there are more #microplastics than stars in the galaxy and evidence of increased #plastic ingestion by marine animals is growing, particularly in seabirds where plastic is projected to have been ingested by 99% of the species by 2050. Tag a friend in the comments 👇 and start #turningthetide on #plasticpollution by spreading the word and pledging to refuse #singleuse plastics. 📸 @alfredminnaarphotography

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If you could change 1 thing in 24-hours, what would you change? 💭🌊⁣ ⁣ Our friends @sierraclub and @24hoursforchange want to remind you that every day provides an opportunity to create change for our #ocean. Tap through to 👉 @24hoursforchange 👈 to learn how you can get involved in their day of action (August 16) and head to our stories to take the pledge to #HydrateLike you can create change! #24Hmovement⁣ ⁣ 📸 @chrisleidyphotography

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✨ "Whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song." – Gregory Colbert⁣ ⁣ How do you use your voice 🗣️to encourage others to take action for our ocean? We want to hear your stories in the comments 👇 and in your posts (tag us!) so we can celebrate this global community of #changemakers. #WhaleWednesday⁣ ⁣ 📸 @warrenkeelan

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We've got a #HydrateLike challenge for you: let's flood the @Instagram feed with reusable alternatives to the #BottleCapChallange (swipe 👉to watch @laubaross & @thevortexswim's take) to spread awareness about the realities of #plasticpollution. Drop a 🚰 in the comments if you're in.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Post a photo or video and tag @LonelyWhale and #HydrateLike and we'll highlight our favorites. 🌊⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 📽️ @PaulNicklen, tap to our stories to see BTS from our #expedition last week in #IslaMujeres

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✨NEWSFLASH ✨ #Trump told @POLITICO there are bigger problems than #plastic straws. We agree. It’s the 8-12 MILLION TONNES of plastic dumped in #ourocean annually. That #plasticpollution includes #singleuse plastic straws, "plates, wrappers & everything else." So why focus on plastic straws? While plastic straws are necessary for some of our allies in the disability community (visit strawlessocean.org to learn more), for many, they are an unnecessary #singleuse plastic item for which we have ocean-friendly alternatives. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Join us in helping champion accessibility for those that do require a plastic straw to drink AND help debunk #fakenews by asking @realDonaldTrump to #stopsucking and start acting on #plasticpollution, not adding to it with #Trump branded single-use plastic trash. Because ICYMI: plastic straws are NOT recyclable.⁣ ⁣ 📸 @LonelyWhale co-founder @AdrianGrenier taken by @ShawnHeinrichs

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Photos by @PaulNicklen and story from @cristinamittermeier in celebration of yesterday’s #PADIwomensdiveday // I was lucky to receive my initial diving instruction while still in University and I have been a PADI certified scuba diver since 1987. It has been my great fortune to have travelled the world as a photographer, diver and conservationist, exploring the world’s oceans on assignments that challenged, changed me and propelled me to take on every new experience head on. In Antarctica I photographed an underwater graveyard, where the bones and bodies of blue whales are still disintegrating a hundred years after being slaughtered for their oil, the process slowed by the temperature of the water. I’ve looked sharks in the eye, come face to face with an orca, swam next to crocodile in Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen. I am proud to be a diver every day, but on #PadiWomensDiveDay I am honoured to celebrate passion for the ocean and the spirit of adventure with all of my fellow women divers, as well as all the little girls out there who dream of trying on a scuba suit one day. A great way to start is to take the pledge to #HydrateLike a Diver, and to skip #singleuse plastics. #padiwomen @padiTV @lonelywhale

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"Being a female diver means the world to me. Becoming a diver in a conservative society, where all sports are only dominated by men, was a huge challenge for me. Many females reject this incredible sport because it involves men teaching them how to dive." - Nouf Alosaimi, the first female dive instructor in Saudi Arabia. #PadiWomen⁣ ⁣ Today is #PadiWomensDiveDay, the world’s largest single day of diving. This means that divers around the world are getting in the water, to celebrate shared adventure and passion for the ocean and to encourage people of all ages, genders, backgrounds to give diving a try. Tap through to 👉 @PadiTV 👈 to follow the action and see how you can get involved and tap through to our stories to read more stories from female divers around the world! ⁣ ⁣ 💧 PS: Don't forget to share your pledge to #HydrateLike a Diver and skip #singleuse plastic water bottles so we can share your story here.⁣ ⁣ 📸 @RedSeaCitizen & @PadiTV

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🌊 Beneath the waves, North Atlantic right whales are vulnerable to ship strikes and entanglement. Social and charming, there are approximately 400 North Atlantic right whales left. This makes them one of the most endangered whales in the world after never having recovered from commercial whaling in the early 1900s. With 6 recent deaths, every lost North Atlantic right whale is a blow to the community (particularly if they're reproductive females).⁣ ⁣ 🚨 Sensitive content warning 🚨 Swipe right to see @SeaLegacy Collective Member @NickHawkinsPhotography capture the tragic aftermath of recent ship strike which caused the death "Punctuation", a 9-year-old North Atlantic right whale. Tap through to our stories to learn more from @natgeo ☝️and then start #TurningTheTide with our friends at @SeaLegacy.

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Very few people have the chance to witness the impact #plasticpollution has under the surface of our #ocean, but divers come face to face with #plastic nearly every time they dip beneath the thin blue line...💧 ⁣ That's why we're teaming up with @PadiTV, @Mission_Blue, @OceanicPreservationSociety, @Keiko_Conservation, @BlueSphereFoundation, @Cressi1946, @SeaLegacy, and @CristinaMitterMeier to highlight the role that divers play in sharing the story of #ourocean and inspiring others to protect this precious lifeline. If you're #PADI certified show us how you #HydrateLike a Diver and tag us! We'll share our favorites to our stories.⁣ ⁣ Check out our friends at 👉 @PadiTV 👈 to see how you can join #divers around the world THIS WEEKEND for #WomensDiveDay, the world’s largest single day of diving. #PadiWomen⁣ ⁣ 📸 @Candace.Crespi, @BlueSphereFoundation

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We're celebrating #WorldEmojiDay with a little reminder to #Unicode from our friend Sydney the sea turtle. 🐢SWIPE to watch @WhatsUpDanny read Syndey's letter. And ICYMI, this #WorldWaterDay we teamed up with our partners at @BacardiLimited1862 and Danny to urge Unicode to remove all #plastic straws from the emoji catalogue, because plastic doesn't even go here 👉🥤🍹🙅‍ #TheFutureDoesntSuck⁣ ⁣ 📸 @chrisleidyphotography's ⁣ 📽️ @LonelyWhale & @BacardiLimited1862

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"There is still so much worth protecting in the oceans, and we should never lose sight of this fact.” 📸 & 💬 @ShawnHeinrichs, Founder of @BlueSphereFoundation⁣ ⁣ This week, #TeamLonelyWhale is with our friends at @SeaLegacy and @BlueSphereFoundation off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, for the opportunity to connect with what drives our collective mission – our ocean and the incredible life it supports. Swimming alongside these gentle giants reminds us of our role in this world and the magnitude of the magic we all seek to protect. The ocean belongs to all of us and in sharing these moments we are hoping to inspire you in your journey to #ProtectWhatIsPrecious as we work towards #CleanSeas.⁣ ⁣ Tap through to our stories to see more from our team on the water!

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✨Staying hydrated over Summer's festival months shouldn't have to cost the #ocean.⁣ ⁣ That's why @LonelyWhale is proud to join @BYOBottle, a music industry campaign to rock reusable water bottles. Remember to #BYOBottle when attending festivals and concerts this summer to #HydrateLike a Rockstar. 🤘💧 Tap through to 👉 @BYOBottle 👈 to check out the incredible global festivals and artists that have joined the growing network of #BYOBottle supporters!⁣ ⁣ 📸 @ChelseaMayerPhotography

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Are you afraid of ghosts? Each year, according to the @UnitedNations, more than 705,000 tons of fishing nets (often called ghost nets) wind up in our ocean, entangling sea life like this kelp. Tap through to our bio to learn more about our #NextWavePlastics initiative and how we’re working with organizations and corporations to keep plastic in the economy and out of our ocean. 📸 @aristorisi

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✨ "With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference.” – Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex. Thank you to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, @sussexroyal, for highlighting @OceanHeroesHQ as an organization working towards positive change. As part of @sussexroyal's monthly social awareness posts, this month's environmental recognition is an important reminder for us all to #ProtectWhatIsPrecious. 🌊 Join the royals and follow @OceanHeroesHQ to empower youth voices, then swipe to check out the other organizations mentioned! 📸 @SlaterMoorePhotography

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#HYDRATELIKE Package Free & Lauren Singer! 🌊 Like you know that 8.3 billion tons of plastics have been produced since 1950 and that 50% of that has been produced in the last 13 years!⁣ ⁣ Thank you to our friends at @PackageFreeShop & @TrashIsForTossers for powering up the movement to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles by inspiring others to reach for reusables. Swipe to meet the #PackageFree team and then post your pledge to #HydrateLike the ocean, the planet, and future generations depend on it. Because they do. 🌍 ⁣ ⁣ 📸 @PackageFreeShop

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#HydrateLike @oceanicpreservationsociety and change the way that you look at #SingleUse plastics - because the oceans, the environment, and future generations are depending on US!! Swipe to learn more from our friend and documentary film director @psihoyos! 👉💧 ⁣ ⁣ 📸 @chrisleidyphotography⁣ 📽️ @oceanicpreservationsociety

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✨"We're not just the future, we're the present." This weekend @OceanHeroesHQ gathered 300 youth from over 20 countries in #Vancouver for the second annual #OceanHeroes Bootcamp. Over the course of three days, these youth #activists worked together to learn from internationally renowned experts to develop campaigns, initiatives and new networks to #beatplasticpollution for #cleanseas in their communities all around the world.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Special thanks to Minister @jonathanwnv and @AdrianGrenier for opening the program and to our inspiring youth keynote speakers @MelatiWijsen of @byebyeplasticbags and @jamie_s_margolin of @thisiszerohour. And who could forget our amazing Pitch Panel Judges?! Grateful for the support and guidance of judges; @AdrianGrenier, Andrea Du Rietz of @LEGO, @emmasirena, @erinschrode, @johnrseydel, Rhiannon Moore of @oceanwise, @rob_machado, and Squad Leader representative @kehkashan5basu!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Tap through to 👉 @OceanHeroesHQ 👈and get to know the 2019 #OceanHeroes and tap the link in our bio to watch the top campaign pitches on @EcoWatch!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The program wouldn’t have been possible without the support from each of our partners. Tap through the below accounts to learn more about how they’re empowering #OceanHeroes around the world!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ @AardvarkStraws⁣⁣ @ChicoBag⁣⁣ @CostaSunglasses⁣⁣ @Dell⁣⁣ @KleanKanteen⁣⁣ @LEGO⁣⁣ @NaturesPathOrganic⁣⁣ @PlanetFootprint⁣⁣ @Solgaard⁣⁣ @Stasherbag⁣⁣ @swellbottle @Stojo⁣⁣ ⁣ @CaptainPlanetFdn @PointBreakFoundation⁣ @UNEnvironment⁣⁣ @XPRIZE⁣⁣ @5Gyres⁣ @BigBlueAndYou⁣ @Algalita@Litterati ⁣ @LostArtOfLoveLetters @TheOceanProject ⁣ @rachellincolnsarnoff & our amazing hosts at @OceanWise!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 📸 Images curated across various accounts, credit varies

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🚰 @zooeydeschanel wants to know how you #HydrateLike you know the facts! ✨💧 ⁣ Let us know in the comments 👇 then post your pledge with #HydrateLike to join the movement. ⁣ ⁣ 💧 @pointbreakfoundation

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"I have spent a lot of time underwater with these leviathans but never have I had one try to pick me up on its 12-foot long pectoral fin. It kept staring and assessing my reaction while doing this. The encounter was powerful and humbling."⁣ ⁣ Tag a friend 👇 you'd like to experience this with. ⁣Then help to protect our ocean by answering a 10 minute survey – link in bio.⁣ ⁣ 📸 & 💬 by @paulnicklen

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Across the world, young people are leading the way when it comes to talking about the future of our planet and demanding action for issues like the #ClimateCrisis and #PlasticPollution in our ocean. 🌎⁣ ⁣ This weekend, over 300 young people from over 20 countries will gather for the second annual #OceanHeroes Bootcamp, co-founded by @LonelyWhale, @CaptainPlanetFdn, and @PointBreakFoundation and led by 10 programming partners! Support YOUTH voices by tapping through to 👉 @OceanHeroesHQ 👈 and following the weekend of youth⁣ action to #beatplasticpollution. ⁣ ⁣ 📸 @jermcohen

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🌊 @UnitedNations SDG #14 aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources. ⁣ ⁣ @LonelyWhale is using the power of #RadicalCollaboration to work towards this collective mission of #CleanSeas. Help us understand how we can better protect our ocean, and empower YOU to take action with us, by answering a quick 10 minute survey. Link in our bio. #WhaleWednesday⁣ ⁣ 📸 @CristinaMittermeier

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"Even though they may be small, Adélie penguins are full of attitude."⁣ ⁣ So are you, #PodSquad. Help us understand how we can better protect our ocean with attitude by answering a quick 10-minute survey. Link in our bio. 📸 & 💬 by @paulnicklen

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We borrow our name from the “loneliest whale in the world”, a whale that sings at 52Hz, a frequency unknown by any other. This whale, believed by some to be a hybrid, has called out for years seeking companionship with no response... 🐋 ⁣ And while the lonely whale may not have yet found a friend in the sea, we like to think that they’re not too lonely now that they have you, #podsquad, supporting our ocean and each other. It was the power of their solitary, persistence voice that brought this community together and helped inspire a global movement to #beatplasticpollution.⁣ ⁣ We hope this story serves as inspiration to remember the power YOU hold in your own unique voice to create empathy and build community. So sing out with #pride and support your friends, family, and others in understanding that caring for one another, within our own environments, supports our understanding and ability to care for our shared environments, our earth, and ocean.⁣ ⁣ We can only #ProtectWhatIsPrecious if we work together, so let’s protect, amplify and celebrate the power of everyone’s unique voice to make impact for our ocean with #pride. 💙 #PrideMonth⁣ ⁣ 📸 @dolphindronedom

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When you #HydrateLike the future of the ocean depends on it, you're ensuring #CleanSeas for future generations to come. ⁣ ⁣ That's what our collaborators at @HealTheBay are working towards in California. They're aiming to fast-track the approval of the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. These bills set the framework for a 75% reduction of all single-use plastic packaging and products sold in California by 2030! ⁣ ⁣ #HydrateLike you can make a difference and tap through to 👉 @HealTheBay 👈 to learn more 💧⁣ ⁣ 📸 @justinhofman

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🌊Important update on #NoPebbleMine: The US House of Representatives has approved an amendment to a bill that would block a permit for the proposed #PebbleMine in Alaska. This is an important first step toward protecting Bristol Bay, but the fight to #SaveBristolBay is not over. A bill cannot pass unless both bodies of US Congress agree that it should become law, and the Senate still has to write their own version of the bill. ⁣ ⁣ Our friends at @SeaLegacy remain committed with the same message: Bristol Bay is no place for a toxic mine. Will you join us and make sure US Congress knows that you're #TurningTheTide for the last wild salmon stronghold on Earth? Sign your support via the link in @SeaLegacy's bio today and stand with #TheTide.⁣ ⁣ #NoPebbleMine #WeAreBristolBay #ExtinctionEndsHere 🌊 📸 : @jasonsching

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"Today, our oceans are at the limits of their resilience." 📸 & 💬 by @CristinaMittermeier⁣ ⁣ #PodSquad, we need your help to protect critical ocean ecosystems. Take a quick 10 minute survey to help us understand how we can better protect our ocean. Link in our bio.

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The #HydrateLike movement was created to start a conversation on the best ways to #HydrateLike the ocean, the planet, and future generations depend on it. This discussion needs to include people from all countries, with all abilities. ⁣ ⁣ @LonelyWhale and @PointBreakFoundation remain committed to ensuring that the environmental movement champions inclusivity and that we provide, to the best of our ability, appropriate resources, alternatives, and understanding of the needs of all people in order to ensure accessibility.⁣ ⁣ We understand that many in the disability community may require single-use plastic water bottles in order to hydrate. We want to work with you on understanding your needs and exploring solutions! Let's talk. Send us a direct message. 📨⁣ ⁣ 📸 @warrenkeelan

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#SeaTurtleWeek might have ended yesterday, but our work to #BeatPlasticPollution to protect these beautiful sea creatures doesn't stop there! The oldest known #SeaTurtle fossils date back about 150 million years but, today, nearly all species of sea turtle are classified as endangered, facing poaching, habitat destruction, #PlasticPollution, and accidental capture in #GhostNets. ⁣ ⁣ A study from our collaborators at #UGANewMaterials was the first to find #microplastics particles smaller than dust or powdered sugar inside baby sea turtles. 100% of the #turtles in this study were found to have eaten plastic. Drop a 🐢 below if you think one of the oldest creatures on Earth are worth refusing #singleuse plastic for! #ProtectWhatIsPrecious #ExtinctionEndsHere⁣ ⁣ 📸 @chrisleidyphotography

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DYK that bottled water costs 2000x more than tap water?! 🤯 That means that if you #HydrateLike you're supposed to, with 8 glasses of water a day, hydrating with single-use plastic water bottles would cost you $1,400 a year. 💸 Cut down on costs and skip those single-use plastics to save your wallet and our ocean. Sound off in the comments with your favorite filters or flavors you like to add to your tap water. 🚰🍋🥒⁣ ⁣ Check out HydrateLike.Org for even more alternatives.⁣ ⁣ 📸 @justinhofman

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How do you hydrate? Join the movement by posting YOUR photo or video pledge showing how YOU #HydrateLike like the ocean, the planet, and future generations depend on it. ⁣SWIPE 👉✨ for #HydrateLike inspiration from @jesseboykins3rd @cristinamittermeier @samimiro @cristinamittermeier ⁣ 💧 @pointbreakfoundation

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Across the world, we are all connected by our #ocean. It's color, blue, represents strength and peace, and also serves as an important reminder that we must care for one another in order to protect the future of our earth and our ocean.⁣ ⁣ We stand in solidarity with the people of #Sudan and with all communities around the world who have been and are plagued by violence. #BlueforSudan⁣ ⁣ 📸 @fabriceguerin

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Do you know who catches your seafood? For just a few hundred dollars each, men across Southeast Asia are being sold into the fishing industry, where they are forced to live for months and years at a time. ⁣ ⁣ Forced labor is meeting the global demand for seafood. Consumers have the power to help reshape the industry and demand slavery-free seafood – just as we have done for cage-free eggs.⁣ ⁣ Learn more about #GhostFleetFilm and how YOU can take action to help stop slavery on the high seas at GhostFleet.com. SWIPE to watch a preview but please be aware that this content is extremely sensitive. Produced by our friends at @VulcanInc.⁣ ⁣ 📸 @chrisleidyphotography

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✨ This #WorldOceansDay, join our friend @mingey and #HydrateLike A Mother, like you respect Mother Earth (no plastic). ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This year’s UN World Oceans Day is #GenderAndOceans, recognizing the core role that gender equality plays in the future of our ocean. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Join the movement and show us how you #HydrateLike a Mother.💧 @pointbreakfoundation

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"MERMOM" photographed by @chrisleidyphotography This year’s UN #WorldOceansDay theme is Gender and Oceans, addressing both SDG 5 (gender equality) and 14 (life below water). It's important to look for ways we can continue to push for and achieve gender equality in our efforts to conserve our world's ocean within core industries like marine scientific research, fisheries, labor at sea, policy-making, and management. Join us in honoring our ocean tomorrow and pledge to #HydrateLike like a MOTHER, like you support the women paving the way for a future with #CleanSeas. Learn more from @UNWomen and @UNEnvironment. #UNWorldOceansDay #GenderAndOceans

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Wow, THANK YOU #podsquad for helping launch the #MuseumOfPlastic last night in #NYC! We are so grateful for all of our friends and collaborators who helped make this launch a success. We were humbled to also have the @UNPGA join us to share out her commitment to #cleanseas - including announcing that the @UnitedNations is now single-use plastic free, due to the hard work of her and her team. 👏Special thanks to our co-founder @AdrianGrenier and our Executive Director @DuneIves for opening the evening.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The Museum officially opens TOMORROW, #WorldOceansDay. Stop in and find solutions to the 500 BILLION single-use plastic bottles we use every year.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🚰 MuseumOfPlastic.Org ⁣⁣⁣ 🗓️ June 8th-12th ⁣⁣⁣ 💧11am-7pm, 📍473 Broadway, SoHo, NYC⁣⁣⁣ 🎟 FREE to attend⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Special thanks to our partners:⁣⁣ @DrinkEverAndEver⁣⁣⁣ @HP⁣⁣⁣ @SwellBottle⁣⁣⁣ @attndotcom⁣⁣⁣ @bacardi⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ & to our creative team:⁣⁣ @younghero.us⁣⁣⁣ @afigmentof⁣ ⁣ 📸 @juliancassady