SAVING THE OCEANS, A HOPE SPOT AT A TIME

Mission Blue

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Mission Blue and the oceans

Numbers tell the story of Mission Blue’s goal to help increase global marine protection to 30 percent by 2030, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) target. The number of Hope Spots with some form of marine protection has grown to 130 since 2011.

  • 7,000

    hours

    Sylvia Earle has spent underwater

  • 30

    Mission Blue

    scientific expeditions

  • 120

    communities

    Mission Blue works with in 69 countries

  • 83

    million people

    that Mission Blue has reached

  • 25%

    coral reefs

    support over a quarter of all ocean species

  • 5

    oceans

    form a single vast water body embracing the whole planet

  • 400

    dead zones

    in the oceans (estimated number)

  • 362

    million kms²

    The oceans cover a vast amount of the Earth’s surface (139 million miles²)

  • 24

    trillion $

    estimated asset value of the oceans



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