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O u r O c e a n  #OurOcean was set up to raise awareness for the ever depleting conditions of our precious oceans. 20% of all profits go to SeaCleaners πŸ’™πŸŒŽπŸŒŠ

We have the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us πŸŒŠπŸŒŽβ›΅οΈ
πŸ“Έβœ¨ - @warrencamitan

Every year Canada imports more than 100 tons of shark fins into the country and we cannot shut down the industry unless we unite in this fight, in my bio is a petition with over 80,000 signatures, taking this issue to the House of Commons - do your part and sign the petition πŸ’™πŸŒŠπŸ¦ˆ
πŸ“Έβœ¨ - @karanikolov

To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part πŸŒŠβ›΅οΈ πŸ“Έβœ¨ - unknown

We have not inherited this earth from our parents to do with it what we will. We have borrowed it from our children and we must be careful to use it in their interests as well as our own 🌎🎍🌀 β €
πŸ“Έβœ¨ - unknown β €

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed πŸŒŠπŸŒ΄πŸ– β €
πŸ“Έβœ¨ - unknown β €

#OurOcean β€˜Ghost Fishing’ is what fishing gear does when it has been out, dumped or abandoned.

Nets, long lines, fish traps or any man made contraptions designed to catch fish or marine organisms are considered capable of ghost fishing when unattended.
Caught fish die and in turn attract scavengers which will get caught in that same net, thus creating a vicious cycle.
One solution to prevent the abandonment of fishing gear is to mark it with tags, which would presumably make it easier to recover.
Another is biodegradable fishing gear.
Some people are finding solutions through other means. In 2009, a group of divers created the Ghost Fishing Foundation, which brings scuba divers together to find and retrieve abandoned fishing gear πŸ“Έβœ¨βƒ@shanegrossphoto
Via - @savingthewaves

It’s a photo that I wish didn’t exist but now that it does I want everyone to see it. What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration and sadness as the incoming tide brought with it countless pieces of trash and sewage. This sea horse drifts long with the trash day in and day out as it rides the currents that flow along the Indonesian archipelago. This photo serves as an allegory for the current and future state of our oceans. What sort of future are we creating? How can your actions shape our planet? πŸŒŠπŸ—ΊπŸŒβ €
πŸ“Έ - @justinhofmanβ €

Global fish populations are rapidly being depleted due to demand, loss of habitat, and unsustainable fishing practices. When shopping or dining out, help reduce the demand for overexploited species by choosing seafood that is both healthful and sustainable πŸŒ΄πŸ πŸ’™β €

Large groups of Manta Rays gather to feed in the nutrient rich waters that roar through the Dampier Strait. Raja Ampat is an ocean wilderness in the beating heart of the coral triangle, a region known for its extreme marine biodiversity πŸŒŠπŸ€™πŸΎ #OurOcean
πŸ“·βœ¨ - @jenniferhayesig & @natgeo

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated 🦈🌊🌱
πŸ“Έβœ¨ - @ravaray

Many of us ask what can I, as one person, do, but history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something or does not do something πŸŒŠπŸšπŸ‹β €
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When the coral dies, the entire ecosystem around it transforms. Fish that feed on the coral, use it as shelter, or nibble on the algae that grows among it die or move away. The bigger fish that feed on those fish disappear too. But the cascading effects don’t stop there. Birds that eat fish lose their energy source, and island plants that thrive on bird droppings can be depleted. And, of course, people who rely on reefs for food, income or shelter from waves – some half a billion people worldwide – lose their vital resource πŸŒŠπŸ›©πŸ¦ˆ #ourocean πŸ“·βœ¨ - @brinkleydaviesβ €

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