TFW you meet a fellow Ocean Hero. 🤗
Drop a 🌏in the comments if you went to #OceanHeroes Bootcamp 2019 and join the conversation with other youth leaders from across the globe by tagging us in your posts (@OceanHeroesHQ) and using #OceanHeroes.
"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
🗣 #StorySpotlight from @take3forthesea: "A result of poor waste management. This is a recent video from an unknown location in Croatia.
It’s easy to blame certain countries. However, this is a global issue and we all must work together to find a long-term solution. ..
📽️ Phillipe François via @timlatte
🌊 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.
It's time to #HydrateLike the ocean depends on it (no #SingleUse plastic). ⏰
Visit 👉 HydrateLike.Org👈 to join the movement and discover the alternatives!💧 @LonelyWhale
The good news this #PlasticFreeJuly is that every day more companies step up to the challenge of living more sustainably. With so many plastic alternatives from shops like @zerowastestore, we can carry conscious living into every aspect of our lives. What are your favorite products for living sustainably Share with us in the comments! ⬇️
Our friends and fellow #OceanHeroes at @impact.gravitas are celebrating Plastic Free July by challenging YOU to go #PlasticFree! 🌊
Join them this month and take part in their social media challenge. Details below! 👇
📸 Capture photos or videos of you refusing plastic and post them on your Instagram story
✋ Share as often as you can. Challenge yourself to once a day
🎉 The best content and most posts will win #impactgravitas merchandise!
"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!
✨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!
Wheels up !! The boys are at it again! Ocean Needs Everyone & The Fishes Wishes are headed to LA to meet with another restaurant headquarters.
✨ Sometimes the fear of failure can deter us from our ability to TRY. At @LonelyWhale we like to dream big so we can start #TurningTheTide on #plasticpollution, together.
The hardest part is taking that first step. So join us and #BreakFreeFromPlastic this Plastic Free July. Our suggestion Pledge to #HydrateLike the ocean depends on it by saying no to #SingleUse plastic water bottles. 🚰
Check out our friends @BreakFreeFromPlastic for daily actions you can make this month to make a difference for our #ocean. Then help us to celebrate YOU by letting us know your commitment below 👇
I just got back from California, where I saw some beautiful beaches along the Pacific Ocean. 🏝One day I watched some little kids throw a plastic water bottle right into the ocean. 😑 (You can bet I jumped over there quickly to fish it out!) Although most people don’t literally throw plastic into the ocean, it’s still ending up there. How
1️⃣Litter on the street gets washed into gutters whenever it rains or is windy, and eventually that drains to the ocean. Here in El Paso, our high winds can really blow the trash around, even flipping our recycling can lids open. 2️⃣Putting any plastic directly into a water source is also a problem, like flushing things down the toilet or the microfibers that come off when we wash our clothes. 🌊To help keep plastic out of the ocean, we can clean up litter whenever we see it. And we can also try to stop using as much plastic in the first place! This is like turning off the faucet, rather than just cleaning up the flooded mess.
#zerowasteelpaso #plasticfreeseas #oceancleanup #lonelywhale #pacificocean #takethreeforthesea #ditchsingleuseplastic
Once Threatened, loggerhead sea turtle population has recovered due to conservation efforts, with researchers along the Georgia coastline predicating 2019 as a record-breaking year. 👏
Tap through to our #LinkInBio to read more @NYTimes 👆
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
Check out our friend, pro skier and environmentalist, @sierra and her new mission-driven movement @plasticfreefridays and give it a follow!
Oh and by the way - way to go @stellamccartney on the ESPYS dress 👏🏽👏🏽
@rob_machado was recently asked to attend @oceanheroeshq to be a guest judge to inspire and mentor finalists presenting plans to address #plasticpollution, but it was us who left inspired! The future of the planet lies in the hands of the kids and what we heard and the energy of positivity we encountered, from 300 kids from 25 states and 15 countries, was a needed spike of hope. Many thanks to @lonelywhale and @captainplanetfdn for asking Rob and RMF to participate. We’re excited for the collaboration to come! 🤙🏽🌎 #oceanheroes #beatplasticpollution #lonelywhale #plasticpollutes
A few weeks ago, we stopped by the Museum of Plastic—a pop-up in NYC created by @lonelywhale as part of their Question How You Hydrate campaign. 🐳
The museum highlighted how the 500 billion single-use plastic water bottles we use globally each year are invading our oceans. By 2050, the oceans will have more plastic than fish. 🤦🏼♀️ Yikes.
A solution Aluminum. The material is infinitely recyclable. Meaning: 75% of the aluminum that’s been made since 1880 is still in use today—and once it’s recycled, it only takes 60 days to get it back on shelves as something new. Pretty rad, right
Brands like @vitacoco are smartening up by offering new aluminum to-go waters (look for bottles called Ever & Ever at airports and delis). It’s a helpful step toward keeping up your #plasticfreejuly streak.