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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Mission Blue

Mission Blue is a an initiative by the Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEA), a non-profit organization. SEA was formed when Dr. Sylvia Earle urged people to create a grassroots campaign that urge the creation of a global network of marine protected areas. Dr. Sylvia Earle is a prominent ocean researcher. She has many honors for research and conservation advocacy and a solid career background. Today she works for National Geographic. The SEA explores and cares for the ocean. As part of Mission Blue, there is now a Netflix documentary to be released August 15 called Mission Blue.

The 150-second trailer available on YouTube provides a good overview for the documentary.

Mission Blue has a few, specific steps that are suggested toward their ocean conservation goals:

  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Talk about what is going on
  • Eat sustainable seafood (there's an app for that: Android or iPhone)
  • "Refuse, Reuse, Recycle!" plastics (the refuse means encourage vendors and manufacturers to use less plastic packaging)

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