Social Media and the World Ocean

By: Environmental

9 Instagram Accounts That Are Talking About The Health Of Our Ocean

As part of our aim to raise awareness about environmental issues in the ocean we call our playground, we’d like to introduce you to a few Instagram accounts that are doing their part to tell the ocean’s story. Instagram is a robust storytelling platform and an excellent way to engage a different generation. Take a look at these accounts and follow along on their quest to inform and educate about the plight of the world ocean.

About 4 Ocean:

Their mission is simple: to clean the ocean and coastlines while working to stop the inflow of plastics by changing consumption habits. They are primarily funded through the sale of their products.

About Greta Thunberg:

Greta Thunberg is a climate activist from Sweden. She also happens to be a teenager. She is at the forefront of climate strikes to make world leaders more aware of the issues of climate change.

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35 years ago, we opened with a mission to inspire conservation of the ocean. The idea of a “Monterey Bay Aquarium” built atop the remains of Cannery Row’s last sardine cannery, became a reality and sparked a sea change in our community’s relationship with our blue backyard. Today, whaling vessels have been replaced by whale watchers, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary guides the sustainable management of this bountiful bay, and people visit from around the world to watch the scintillating magic of a swimming sardine school instead of taking them home in a can. 35 years later, a new generation of ocean stewards has grown up with the Aquarium as a place to escape and to learn. School field trips, family traditions, pit-stops on coastal road trips, first dates, engagements, volunteer shifts, career moves, bucket lists and so many more events have brought the extended Aquarium family together to share a love of the ocean and all its inhabitants. This Aquarium generation grew up with the knowledge that conservation works, that the ocean is resilient and can recover with our help, and that we can prosper in a sustainable relationship with the ocean. They’ve seen fisheries rebound and sustainable seafood become a global standard thanks to Seafood Watch. And they’ve taken these ideas to heart and run with them, transforming industries, passing legislation and joining a fast-growing ocean-minded community that extends far beyond our walls. And now, as the very newest cohort of emerging ocean stewards arrives in the exhibit galleries to begin their journey of bettering our blue planet, we want to pause and say: We’re deeply indebted to each and every one of you—our guests, volunteers, members, donors, staff, communities, fans and followers—for your support. You make the Aquarium and our work possible. Thank you. Onward for the ocean! #montereybayaquarium #happyanniverSEAry #itsasealebrocean #thankstoallofyou #letsgosavetheworld

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About the Monterey Bay Aquarium:

A leader in ocean conservation and education, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is considered by many to be the best in the world. The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.

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When we go to the beach, we want to see things like sand and seashells, not discarded single-use plastics and waves of pollution. This weekend, all around the world, hundreds of thousands of people from over 100 countries will come together at shorelines near them and unite for a better future for our ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. Last year, our volunteers collected 23 million pounds of trash at the International Coastal Cleanup in just ONE day—will you join us this Saturday and help us bring that kind of momentum into 2019? Join #TeamOcean and #BeAnOceanHero—click the #linkinbio to find the closest cleanup location near you. Let’s do this! ?⚡️

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About The Ocean Conservancy:

Ocean Conservancy is working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. They create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

About Save Our Seas:

Since 2003, the Save Our Seas Foundation has been dedicated to protecting life in our oceans, especially sharks and rays. They support passionate and innovative researchers, conservationists and educators around the globe by funding their projects and helping them to tell important scientific and environmental stories.

About the Oceanic Preservation Society

They create films, inspire awareness and action through visual displays, and collaborate with partners to champion a humane and sustainable future.

About The Dolphin Project:

Dolphin Project is a non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to the welfare and protection of dolphins worldwide. The mission of Dolphin Project is to end dolphin exploitation and slaughter, as dolphins are routinely captured, harassed, slaughtered and sold into captivity around the world.

About National Marine Sanctuaries:

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments.