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Ocean Unite  Bringing together powerful voices for #ocean #conservation.

Plastic in the ocean has a disproportionately large impact on ocean wildlife and habitats. More efforts are needed by governments to take leadership on environmental policy to cooperate and tackle this global scourge. Action is needed now, not ten years from now. – – – – – Photo credit: The Ocean Agency #oceanplastic #plasticpollution #BeatPlasticPollution #singleuse #plastic #stopsingleuse #microplastics #debris #marinepollution #impact #responsibility #protection #consumption

It is in all of our long-term interest to support precautionary, ecosystem-based measures that focus on ensuring sustainability for decades to come. Well-managed, sustainable fisheries can generate significant economic value, well beyond their current levels. – – – – – Photo credit: Fabrice Dudenhofer #overfishing #sustainability #fisheries #oceans #IUU #seafood #bycatch #recovery #marinelife #ecosystems #protection #MPAs #research

While individual corals can survive and recover from a bleaching, repeated or extended bleaching events can kill them off for good. 2018 is the 3rd International Year of the Reef. We need to use this opportunity to build awareness about the value of, and threats to coral reefs, and how different stakeholders can work together to share information and promote protection. – – – – – Photo credit: The Ocean Agency #coral #ecosystems #ocean #climatechange #coralbleaching #reef #scuba #diving #marinelife #oceanconservation #healthyocean #healthyclimate #underwater

For the ocean to carry on functioning as a key life-support system, providing food, jobs and oxygen to name just a few of the things we term economic “services”, we cannot ignore the 2/3 of the ocean that makes up the high seas. Now is the time for a robust international agreement that reflects the realities of the 21st century and turns the tide so that instead of destroying life in the sea, we revitalize and rebuild it. – – – – – #highseas #ocean #support #fishing #mining #pollution #negotiation #agreement #marinelife #marinebiodiversity #oceanconservation #deepsea #globalocean

Marine reserves can help marine ecosystems and people withstand the effects and adapt to ocean acidification, sea-level rise, increased intensity of storms, shifts in species distribution and decreased productivity and oxygen availability. – – – – – #marinereserves #marineprotectedareas #ocean #oceanprotection #oceanconservation #acidification #sealevel #marinebiodiversity #biodiversity #marinelife #MPAs #ecosystems #reef

A study in Nature (March 2017) says that the fate of the Great Barrier Reef and other coral reefs around the world depends on how effectively we can limit Ocean warming. – – – – – Photo credit: Jayne Jenkins | Great Barrier Reef Australia #ocean #conservation #marinelife #biodiversity #fish #corals #coralreefs #greatbarrierreef #oceanconservation #oceanhealth #warming #reef #ecosystems

We know that the pH of seawater is changing, becoming less alkaline, as the Ocean absorbs more and more human-made CO2. This acidification is having a profound effect on marine life. Learn more about Ocean Acidification on our website, link in bio. – – – – – #ocean #climatechange #climate #oceanacidification #acidification #CO2 #oceanhealth #marinelife #sealife #seawater #oceanconservation #OceanProtect30by30 #oceanlove

The high seas are not the responsibility of any one State, but belong to all of us. And whilst it is pretty straightforward to protect areas within national waters, for most of the high seas there are no clear rules, which has meant that for too long protecting high seas marine life has been placed on the “too difficult pile”. – – – – – #highseas #environment #biosphere #health #ocean #conservation #fish #marinelife #diversity #protection #climate #fisheries #heritage

The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s most famous and iconic coral reef, is under severe threat with back to back bleaching events in 2016 and 2017 which is affecting around two thirds of the whole reef. This is causing widespread alarm among scientists, who worry the frequency of bleaching events and the impact of water pollution may mean the Reef loses its ability to recover. – – – – – Photo credit: Jayne Jenkins #GreatBarrierReef #CoralReefs #corals #climatechange #coralbleaching #marinepollution #oceanhealth #fish #biodiversity #ocean #conservation

Big thanks to our Ocean Unite network members @pcousteau and @ashlancousteau for the Instagram takeover for #WorldOceansDay! We've loved your ocean stories! Stay tuned for more Instagram takeovers in the future. – – – – – #plasticpollution #oceanhealth #ocean #beatplasticpollution #marinepollution #OceanProtect30by30 #M4O

75 years ago my grandfather co-invented the Aqualung. I was fortunate to spend a lot of time with him and he had a huge influence in my life. Hard to believe it has only been a lifetime since we started exploring the ocean. Since then we have learned so much, but still in many ways, we have only scratched the surface. Today, on #WorldOceansDay join us in celebrating the #ocean. A healthy ocean matters to us all, whether we know it or not. Not only because it provides food, jobs, weather, and so many other life giving things but because it inspires us, unites us and feeds our spirit. As my grandfather said 'The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.' - Philippe Cousteau
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#MarchForTheOcean #WorldOceanDay #TheOceansAreRising #AndSoAreWe #oceans #WorldOceanDay #OceanProtect30by30 #M4O #oceanlove #beachvibes #cousteau #adventure

While reefs around the world are suffering the effects of #climatechange, reefs in the northern Red Sea are proving to be resilient and offer hope that coral can adapt to warmer Oceans. Truly, a healthy coral reef is like a garden of eden, bursting with life and every color imaginable @pcousteau took this picture in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia a month ago
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