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"Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky." - Sonia Gandhi That is exactly the motto of these thousands of Jacks flying through the Marine Protected Area of Cabo Pulmo. Schooling is one of the most fascinating phenomena I have witnessed in my time underwater. I mean it is just mesmerizing to see a gigantic mountain slowly building in front of you, then parting into a stream flowing around you until nothing is left and you are left alon with a feeling of insignificance. Schooling not only increases their chance of survival against predators but also lowers their energy expense due to more hydrodynamic movement within a group. As a group they are stronger, so are we! I have dived in many MPAs around the world and unfortunately only a few of them actually still have healthy fish stocks. The ones that do are properly enforced and actively managed by their local communities and stakeholders. If you live close to the sea, do a quick google search for a local conservation project and get involved. It's fun, and a little effort can go a long way when it comes to MPAs!!! #Fish #Sky #Nature #Humble #MakeASplash #Ocean #Diving #Wildlife #Freediving #Adventure #Photography #Awe #MarineProtectedArea #MPA @wildlifepage @earth_deluxe #artofvisuals #awesomepix #earthdiscoveries @wildlifeplanet #epictravelpage @nat.geography_ #earthfocus Partners: @iucn_marine @theterramarproject @lonelywhale @oceanunite @watermenproject @lukaswaterman @fredbuyle @ebtsoyp @worldrise_wbbw

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#makeasplash plastic belongs in the recycling, fish belong in the ocean

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Standing together for #ourocean with @adriangrenier & @pcousteau #MakeASplash @lonelywhale @earthecho

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That moment in July when "Migaloo" the white Humpback Whale passed by my lens. One of my most memorable moments photographing nature so far 🌿

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🐢 #harborseal #tbt #ocean #freediving #kelpforest #underwaterphotography #makeasplash

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#MakeaSplash Protect our oceans

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G O O D M O R N I N G πŸ”₯

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blue transit @lonelywhale

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No filter, taken a few weeks ago at Araha Beach. #makeasplash

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Our future generations need to enjoy all the benefits of having clean oceans. #makeasplash @lonelywhale

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the keys are one of the last standing natural healthy reef systems in the entire world. a recent study has shown that Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the largest living thing on the planet, has lost nearly a quarter of its coral in a massive bleaching event this year. bleaching happens when important algae that lives inside of the coral is expelled, and the coral polyps can no longer feed on the algae, so they turn white and die (hence the term "bleaching"). bleaching is caused by a number of things, all leading back to ocean acidification. the ocean is the worlds largest carbon sink, meaning it absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than every single photosynthesizing plant on earth combined. excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes seawater to become more and more acidic, therefore causing things like coral bleaching. half a billion people depend on coral reefs for food and protection from coastal storm swells. we need our reefs, and now they need us. the most common question I get asked is how we can stop/prevent/help this situation. unfortunately, the scientists behind the new GBR study believe that we are too far gone now, and a lot of what we do now will be too little too late. but the best thing to do as a citizen of this planet is to reduce your carbon footprint, plain and simple. ⁱᢠ α΄΅ ʰᡉᡃʳ ᡒⁿᡉ ᡐᡒʳᡉ α΅α΅’α΅ˆα΅ˆα΅ƒα΅βΏ ᡖᡉʳ˒ᡒⁿ ᡗᡉˑˑ ᡐᡉ ᡗʰᡃᡗ Κ°α΅˜α΅α΅ƒβΏΛ’ α΅ˆα΅’βΏ'α΅— ʰᡃᡛᡉ ᡃⁿ α΅‰αΆ αΆ α΅‰αΆœα΅— ᡒⁿ αΆœΛ‘β±α΅α΅ƒα΅—α΅‰ αΆœΚ°α΅ƒβΏα΅α΅‰ α΄΅'ᡐ ᡍᡒⁿⁿᡃ α΅‰Λ£α΅–Λ‘α΅’α΅ˆα΅‰ #100DaysofBlue #MakeaSplash

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