REPORTING: RABBIT ZIELKE
If there is one thing Dr. Sylvia Earle is adamant about it is the hope that we can and will change things for the better. Dr. Earle is an oceanographer, explorer in residence with National Geographic, and one of the foremost experts on the Gulf of Mexico. During a recent visit to the Tennessee Aquarium she spoke of the current issues in the gulf and also talked about her foundation, Mission Blue.
Following the success of America’s natural preservation and conservation efforts such as the National Park System, Mission Blue hopes to establish Hope Spots that are protected areas in the ocean where wildlife can thrive and the natural order of the ecosystem can progress without the touch of mankind. Hope Spots will help protect the biodiversity and rich resources of our oceans and also provide safe havens for endangered aquatic life.
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