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A graceful Reef Manta hovers over a cleaning station at Manta Sandy, Raja Ampat, safe from exploitation by the gill-raker trade. Proof the Sanctuary is really working! πŸ‘ŒπŸ¦‹πŸŒŠπŸ’™ @conservationorg @conservationid @misool.foundation @bluespherefoundation #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #racingextinction #mantaray #mantamonday
"The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace." - Kate Chopin #indonesianoceanpride #bluespherefoundation #racingextinction #manta #mantaray #indonesia
#SundayFunday 🌊 Morning sun-rays shine through Boo Windows at @misool.resort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. There is so much beauty out there worth protecting. 🌏 Photo: @shawnheinrichs #bluespherefoundation #indonesianoceanpride #racingextinction #scuba
😍🐢 Meet our newest team member - @Tuna_TheRegalBeagle! This adorable rescue pup belongs to our research intern @ericaallen. Here's what Erica had to say when we asked about her name: "I chose to name her Tuna as a method of education for others. I am currently a graduate student studying Marine Conservation, with a focus in highly migratory species like Tuna. What people do not know are that tunas are highly overfished and contain high levels of mercury and neurotoxins. So when people ask me why I named her Tuna I like to inform them about the commercial fishing industry, why we should care about these animals, and to choose sustainable seafood. Tuna, my dog, is helping to get the message across." 🐟 #bluespherefoundation #dogsofinstagram
How could we not to everything in our power to protect these incredible creatures? Please join us in safeguarding the planet’s oceans >> bluespherefoundation.org 🐳 Photos: @shawnheinrichs #bluespherefoundation #saltlife #racingextinction #ocean #underwater #wildlife #discoverocean #whale #shark
I am a day late, but a very Happy Birthday to @shawnheinrichs of @racingextinction @oceanicpreservationsociety @wildaid and @bluespherefoundation. Racing Extinction is one of the biggest inspirations in my life thus far. Getting the opportunity to meet you was probably one of my most treasured memories of this trip. We were surrounded by whale sharks that you helped protect through ecotourism as featured in the film. Thank you for all you do to inspire the world and myself to protect our most treasured beings. . . Photo by Tre’ of @abovebelowphoto and @pangeaseed . . #racingextinction #ops #oceanicpreservationsociety #islamujeresmexico #mexico #whalesharks #dive #freedive #tiburonballena #islamujeres #bluespherefoundation #savesharks #helpsavesharks
John Weller has spent nearly a decade photographing and writing about protecting the Ross Sea, one of the last intact marine ecosystems on Earth. His critically acclaimed photographs and stories may change the way you think about Antarctica: "I want for us all to be able to tell our grandchildren how we took responsibility for our actions, turned the page, and changed the course of history. And despite the desperate state of the oceans, the brilliant, compassionate people I’ve met along this journey - those who work to protect our natural world - have strengthened my faith that we can." #bluespherefoundation #conservation #antarctica #racingextinction #rosssea #saltlife
Turning the tide on manta slaughter: A story in pictures. Head over to my Facebook page to learn more. Indonesia β€” with its 17,000 islands, healthy reefs, strong currents and productive seas β€” offers the perfect habitat for manta rays to thrive. This baby reef manta in Wayag Lagoon, eastern Indonesia, could live up to 50 years. But when I visited Lamakera, a small village on the island of Solor around 800 miles [almost 1,300 kilometers] to the southwest of Raja Ampat, I uncovered different fates for these intelligent and gentle creatures. @conservationorg @indonesianmantaproject @mantatrust @bluespherefoundation #racingextinction #indonesianoceanpride #bluespherefoundation #mantaray
Happy birthday to my favorite shark and manta defender @shawnheinrichs! πŸ’™πŸ¦ˆ I am so grateful for our friendship and crazy adventures. Thank you for taking a chance on me years ago and for welcoming me into the @bluespherefoundation family. You inspire me daily to be a more strategic campaigner, dedicated conservationist, and genuine human being. To another lap around the sun standing up for the critters we love so much! 🐳🐒🐠🌊 #saltlife #conservation #bluespherefoundation
πŸ™Œ Double tap to join us in wishing the founder of #bluespherefoundation @shawnheinrichs a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! πŸŽ‰πŸ’™
NEW YORK! Join the #BlueSphereFoundation and @questlove on November 8th for an immersive ocean experience. Drink, dance and celebrate the sea, where life begins. 🌊πŸ₯‚πŸ’ TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE - link in bio. *80% of the ticket price is tax/deductible.
Not all heroes wear capes! #Repost @shawnheinrichs ・・・ My buddy and colleague John Weller filming on a mountain top in the Wayag region of Raja Ampat. One of the most stunning views in the world! Please follow @bluespherefoundation for updates from the field as we work to safeguard the planet’s oceans, halting the destruction of threatened marine species and habitats. 🐳🌏🐒🌊 #bluespherefoundation #saveourseas #conservation #indonesianoceanpride #racingextinction #activism
"Just you and me big guy.. This big friendly giant AKA the largest fish and shark in the ocean is still on high demand for their fins and meat in many parts of Asia. Its shattering to think these beautiful creatures are STILL harmed for human consumption." ~ @hamishdw #IndonesianOceanPride #HurleyIndo #savesharks #whalesharks #NoTouchRule #bluespherefoundation Photo: @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation
#Repost @shawnheinrichs ・・・ Double tap if you agree that there's nothing scarier than an ocean without sharks! 😱 #FridayThe13th #BlueSphereFoundation #RacingExtinction #StopExtinction #SaveSharks
@Regrann from @racingextinction - Double tap if you agree that there's nothing scarier than an ocean without sharks!! 😱 #FridayThe13th #Repost @shawnheinrichs ・・・ Did you know that in one generation we've cut crucial shark populations down by 90%? Up to 73 MILLION sharks are killed each and every year for shark fin trade. Enough is enough! We must change the perception of sharks by inspiring people to appreciate their beauty and importance. Together we can END THE WAR ON SHARKS! πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸ¦ˆ @racingextinction @wildaid @conservationorg @vulcaninc @bluespherefoundation @oceana #racingextinction #savesharks #worthmorealive #bluespherefoundation #regrann
Be a voice for the voiceless πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ³πŸ’™ #Repost @oceanicpreservationsociety #ProtectOurOcean #BlueSphereFoundation
#Repost @shawnheinrichs ( @get_repost) ・・・ My buddy and colleague John Weller filming on a mountain top in the Wayag region of Raja Ampat. One of the most stunning views in the world! Please follow @bluespherefoundation for updates from the field as we work to safeguard the planet’s oceans, halting the destruction of threatened marine species and habitats. 🐳🌏🐒🌊 #bluespherefoundation #saveourseas #conservation #indonesianoceanpride #racingextinction #activism
#Repost @shawnheinrichs ・・・ Did you know that in one generation we've cut crucial shark populations down by 90%? Up to 73 MILLION sharks are killed each and every year for shark fin trade. Enough is enough! We must change the perception of sharks by inspiring people to appreciate their beauty and importance. Together we can END THE WAR ON SHARKS! πŸ™ŒπŸŒŠπŸ¦ˆ @racingextinction @wildaid @conservationorg @vulcaninc @bluespherefoundation @oceana #racingextinction #savesharks #worthmorealive #bluespherefoundation @oneoceanglobal @kaikoa.conservation
#Repost from @bluespherefoundation with @regram.app ... This is the cold, brutal reality of the cost of reckless consumption - happening everyday in every ocean and every forest - fueled by ego and driven by greed, we are strip mining nature of everything that sustains life on Earth. We cannot run from this truth because it will find us. We share images like this because as much as we need hope and inspiration, we also sometimes need a strong dose of reality to stir action. πŸ“Έ @shawnheinrichs #racingextinction #indonesianoceanpride #startwith1thing #lovenature #bluespherefoundation