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4 year old Ashley was super excited about doing her part to protect the environment at the Nothin’ But the Sand Beach Clean Up with @healthebay today in Santa Monica.
...she even wore her favorite tiara to celebrate this special event. 👑
Thanks for being a For Purpose Kid Ashley!
Day 16 of #inktober2018
I did my last drawing on my whale page for my daughter. It is the bottom image to show baleen. My daughter loves to learn about animals so it means something to create art for her about that.
I suddenly came down with what might be the flu a couple days ago, so we will see if any more of #inktober gets accomplished. I really hope so. The first day my eyes were so pained that I could barely look at anything, so today is a big improvement. Ah! I really want to make art. Wish me luck.
Coral reefs are home for lots of marine species and also beautiful to the human eye. However, everyday more and more coral reefs are dying due to global warming and ocean acidification. It’s on us to change this. Small changes make big differences! 📍Paris-Isla Lobos, Veracruz.
Each year millions of tons of plastic enters the oceans. It does not disappear, no magical fairy comes to take it away. Micro plastics are created from broken down plastic waste, synthetic fibers, and beads in beauty products. ||Spooky fact: there is a good chance that water your drinking contains plastic fibers. ||
Animals often mistake these plastics for food and ingest them, sometimes leading to their death. There are fish eating these plastics and then we eat the fish, so are we eating plastic? Is that toxic to us? The verdict is still out and research is being done. || In a study of table salt, 90% contained micro plastic.||
I’ll let that sink in. All of this is just now beginning to be researched, but do we really need science to tell us the oceans need our help desperately!? As fun as micro plastics are to make art with and to sift through the sand for hours to find, something has to give. We have to change. // the choice is ours. Choose a reusable water bottle vs a plastic one. Choose a bamboo tooth brush vs plastic. Choose beeswax wrap vs plastic wrap. CHOOSE the health of this planet over your convenience.
I love the ocean.
I am just not fond of swimming in it.
Am almost sure that this is not even me in the photo but my brother during one of our family outings.
Why am I not fond? 'Cause I can't swim. That's it. The idea of drowning clouds my mind even when I AM already wearing a lifevest.
Possible distractions from that thought are...
1. Being surrounded by fish and coral.
2. Work requirement.
Why I love the ocean?
1. Millions of gallons of water
2. Millions of space occupying the Earth
3. Millions of species of marine life
4. Millions of kinds of coral
5. Millions of uncharted territory.
6. Millions of things unknown.
And human kind had to be its human self and go and be selfish and destroy the ocean for their next generations and other animals, too. As if we are the only things living in this planet? At the rate we are going, we probably would be.
So, please. Be conscious.
Put in sunblock at least 30 minutes before diving in water. The water will just wash the sunblock away. Bad for you and bad for the ocean. Can't wait? Use reef-safe products.
Don't throw trash in the water, regardless if it is in a creek or river. It will eventually all end up in the ocean.
If the sign says, don't feed the fish or don't touch the dolphin, then don't. Come on, let's be civilized.
A lot of orgs are doing their part. Join one. If you can't then do your own part. Geez. Stop being so selfish.
The latest stock assessment of Atlantic leatherbacks just came out, and in a drastic reversal of the 2007 report, all Atlantic leatherback populations are in decline. They're talking about us.... these are our turtles, so let's keep working to save the last of the dinosaurs! Join us next season - check the link in bio for more info! 📷: @sha.hsu
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The leatherback turtle is the largest sea turtle species on earth ranging from 4-8 feet in length and can weigh up to 900kg. They propel through the water using their powerful front flippers that can span up to 3m, while their rear flippers are used to aid with direction (Lasala, 2018). Leatherbacks have delicate jaws meaning they can only eat soft bodied animals such as jellyfish which are composed of mainly water with poor nutrients. Similarly to other species of turtle, leatherbacks migrate extreme distances for breeding and feeding purposes, travelling as far as 10,000 miles across the pacific (Eckert, 2002). Despite this species persisting for over 100 million years, the pacific population of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) has dramatically declined in the last 25 years which has been linked to fisheries, meat harvesting and in more recent years climate variability (Jones, 2012). Recent studies of climate change projections show that with increased ocean temperatures many sea turtle behaviours have been altered such as nesting times which may lead to altered incubation conditions, breeding success, hatchling dispersal and even sex ratio (Tomillo, 2015). Wastern Pacific leatherback populations have plummeted more than 80% along with Eastern pacific leatherback declining by more than 97% (NOAA, 2016). Many organisations are working hard on solutions to #climate#change and effects it may have on species including the leatherback turtle. Conservation actions are needed for the survival of this species and many others so get involved and do your part to #ReduceClimateChange .
Words by @sarwren/ Video: by @surftobago
Don’t you want this forever? Traveling inspires the soul and deepens the understanding of all beings. I couldn’t imagine our oceans less than, but here we are in the middle of a plastic epidemic.. and some of us turn the other direction.. remember, you are the reason, and you are the answer.. so next time, before you throw out that plastic cup or choose non-compostable straw, think again. Remember your small choices accumulate to big changes. Stay #mindful 💕🌊
Here with @oneoceandiving, we have a Shark ID program. We study any distinct markings, scars, or any uniqueness on an individual shark and give them an ID name once we have photos from both the sides and top of the shark. This helps us keep track of shark populations and learn more about them. This gorgeous female tiger shark featured in the video below is know here as #SharkIDNikki , who made an appearance yesterday morning. If you’re interested in learning about our local shark population and getting to the know the individuals, check out @oneoceansharks to learn about the IDs! We can’t help but grow more attached to these incredible predators when we begin to see them as individuals. ❤️ Each have their own personalities and behaviors, making them beautifully unique and special animals. #HelpSaveSharks#TurnFearIntoFascination#oneoceandiving#shark#sharkdiving#tigershark#ecotourism#oceanconservation#swimwithsharks say NO to #sharkfishing#sharkfinning#sharkfinsoup as well as shark products like #sharkteeth#sharkjaws and #squalene which is an shark-derived ingredient found in many cosmetic products.
I can die happy😊 💕 I couldn’t help saying it & in such a funny voice 😉😍 “I Lava Nikki!!” 🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈💕💕💕💕 Coolest grandma tiger manō shark there is!! So happy she came by and made a cameo on the red helium shooting for an educational 180 degree immersive piece that 2 million people will see (Stay tuned for more info) What a stunning shark to be featured for so many to see the truth and absolute grace of sharks ❤️😍❤️🦈❤️😍. @juansharks and I have known #sharkid#sharkidNikki aka #sharkidsparkles for almost 12 years and we’ve seen her come and go with many scars. Honestly she’s one of the most gentle non aggressive apex predators I’ve ever met. Forever grateful for time with sharks. If more people knew her the way I am so fortunate to, they to would probably devote their life to speaking up for them. #helpsavesharks#savesharks#savetheocean