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Precious gems deserve proper care. Revillagigedo is an area in the Mexican Pacific bustling with rich nutrients supporting 366 species of fish, 28 shark species, 4 types of sea turtles, and humpback whales. See link in bio to learn more about how the area supports marine life like this Mexican hogfish photographed near Socorro, one of the Revillagigedo Islands.
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#fisharefriends #revillagigedo #tectonicplates #ocean #oceanlife #deepsea #ecosysytem #marinelife #marineprotection #revillagigedoislands #wildlife #conservation #pacific #atlantic #mexico #hogfish #mexicanhogfish #marineprotectedarea
Precious gems deserve proper care. Revillagigedo is an area in the Mexican Pacific bustling with rich nutrients supporting 366 species of fish, 28 shark species, 4 types of sea turtles, and humpback whales. See link in bio to learn more about how the area supports marine life like this Mexican hogfish photographed near Socorro, one of the Revillagigedo Islands. . . . #fisharefriends  #revillagigedo  #tectonicplates  #ocean  #oceanlife  #deepsea  #ecosysytem  #marinelife  #marineprotection  #revillagigedoislands  #wildlife  #conservation  #pacific  #atlantic  #mexico  #hogfish  #mexicanhogfish  #marineprotectedarea 
Fishermen often pay more than $10,000 for a single Atlantic bluefin tuna right at the dock. Experts estimate that, pound for pound, this species is the most valuable tuna in the world and likely the most valuable fish in the Atlantic Ocean or the Mediterranean Sea — all the more reason we need precautionary management and conservation from the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. 📷: Richard Herrman
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#ICCAT #fisharefriends #fish #fishislife #bluefintuna #tuna #tunas #fishyface #conservation #gonefishing #atlanticocean #oceanconservation #saveouroceans
Fishermen often pay more than $10,000 for a single Atlantic bluefin tuna right at the dock. Experts estimate that, pound for pound, this species is the most valuable tuna in the world and likely the most valuable fish in the Atlantic Ocean or the Mediterranean Sea — all the more reason we need precautionary management and conservation from the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. 📷: Richard Herrman . . . #ICCAT  #fisharefriends  #fish  #fishislife  #bluefintuna  #tuna  #tunas  #fishyface  #conservation  #gonefishing  #atlanticocean  #oceanconservation  #saveouroceans 
Illegal fishing steals up to $23.5 billion in seafood from our ocean yearly. That’s 1 of every 5 fish sold. It makes overfishing even worse, robs communities of livelihoods, and may coincide with arms and wildlife smuggling as well as human trafficking. But with our new global system of enforcement, this is a crisis we can conquer!
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#conservation #overfishing #wildlifecrime #smuggling #trafficking #ocean #shark #iccat #tuna #underwater
Mexico’s waters support a diverse and abundant array of marine life, like these delicate octocorals, which live 4,500 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, in the Pacific, the Revillagigedo an Archipelago is home to 37 species of sharks and rays and 366 species of fish including 26 species that aren’t found anywhere else in the world—just a few reasons we're working to fully protect these islands.
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#gulfofmexico #fisharefriends #deepsea #coral #coralreef #conservation #oceanwildlife #ocean #octocoral #mexico #atlanticocean #revillagigedo #revillagigedoislands
Mexico’s waters support a diverse and abundant array of marine life, like these delicate octocorals, which live 4,500 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, in the Pacific, the Revillagigedo an Archipelago is home to 37 species of sharks and rays and 366 species of fish including 26 species that aren’t found anywhere else in the world—just a few reasons we're working to fully protect these islands. . . . #gulfofmexico  #fisharefriends  #deepsea  #coral  #coralreef  #conservation  #oceanwildlife  #ocean  #octocoral  #mexico  #atlanticocean  #revillagigedo  #revillagigedoislands 
Thanks to a 50,000-year connection with its Indigenous people, the Outback in Australia’s Queensland state remains a showcase of cultural and natural values. That connection is under threat: Feral animals, invasive weeds, and wildfires are pushing native species to the brink of extinction and undermining productive rural industries—underscoring the need for Queensland Government support for conservation and land management. 📷: Artie NG/Getty Images
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#outback #australia #conservation #outbackaustralia #igaustralia #parksaustralia #queensland
Thanks to a 50,000-year connection with its Indigenous people, the Outback in Australia’s Queensland state remains a showcase of cultural and natural values. That connection is under threat: Feral animals, invasive weeds, and wildfires are pushing native species to the brink of extinction and undermining productive rural industries—underscoring the need for Queensland Government support for conservation and land management. 📷: Artie NG/Getty Images . . . #outback  #australia  #conservation  #outbackaustralia  #igaustralia  #parksaustralia  #queensland 
This Atlantic bluefin tuna has reason to hope. Next week the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic convenes in Morocco to discuss the management and conservation of tuna and tuna-like species. Let’s hope science leads the decision-making process.
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#fisharefriends #ICCAT #bluefintuna #tuna #tunalover #tunas #bluefintuna #atlanticocean #fishing #gonefishing #fishagram
This humpback whale opens wide for a mini menhaden snack. A growing body of science has shown the need to manage forage fish like menhaden, in part to sustain the larger creatures that depend on them for food. Let's hope the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission keeps that in mind when they vote on Nov. 13 on how to steward this critical prey species along the Atlantic Coast.🐋🐠
📷: Artie Raslich/Getty Images
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#ocean #menhaden #atlanticocean #humpbackwhale #fish #conservation #whale #fisharefriends #wildlife #lifeatsea #seaside #atlanticcoast #whalewatching #atlanticocean #atlantic
This humpback whale opens wide for a mini menhaden snack. A growing body of science has shown the need to manage forage fish like menhaden, in part to sustain the larger creatures that depend on them for food. Let's hope the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission keeps that in mind when they vote on Nov. 13 on how to steward this critical prey species along the Atlantic Coast.🐋🐠 📷: Artie Raslich/Getty Images . . . #ocean  #menhaden  #atlanticocean  #humpbackwhale  #fish  #conservation  #whale  #fisharefriends  #wildlife  #lifeatsea  #seaside  #atlanticcoast  #whalewatching  #atlanticocean  #atlantic 
We hope your weekend is as vibrant as California’s King Range National Conservation Area. Thirty-five miles of coastline border many of its 68,000 protected acres–two-thirds of which are wilderness. In the distance, you can see Abalone Point, often referred to as California’s lost coast. Fun fact: “Abalone” is a common name for sea snails.🐌🌊 📷: Bob Wick/BLM
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#kingrange #conservation #protectedlands #flowerpower #flowergram #lostcoast #california #conservationarea #pacificocean #oceanview #publiclands #sunset #naturephotgraphy
We hope your weekend is as vibrant as California’s King Range National Conservation Area. Thirty-five miles of coastline border many of its 68,000 protected acres–two-thirds of which are wilderness. In the distance, you can see Abalone Point, often referred to as California’s lost coast. Fun fact: “Abalone” is a common name for sea snails.🐌🌊 📷: Bob Wick/BLM . . . #kingrange  #conservation  #protectedlands  #flowerpower  #flowergram  #lostcoast  #california  #conservationarea  #pacificocean  #oceanview  #publiclands  #sunset  #naturephotgraphy 
Don’t stop this dance! The sage-grouse is in trouble. Again. With more than half of the American West’s sagebrush lands lost to development, wildfire, and invasive species—a loss that has driven a 95 percent reduction in greater sage-grouse populations—now is not the time to roll back protections for the vital ecosystem or the iconic bird.
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#sagegrouse #savegrouse #sagebrush #outback #wildwest #conservation #publiclands #birding #birdwatch #birdfreaks #birdlover #bird #birdstagram #birding #birdgang #birdwatching
Don’t stop this dance! The sage-grouse is in trouble. Again. With more than half of the American West’s sagebrush lands lost to development, wildfire, and invasive species—a loss that has driven a 95 percent reduction in greater sage-grouse populations—now is not the time to roll back protections for the vital ecosystem or the iconic bird. . . . #sagegrouse  #savegrouse  #sagebrush  #outback  #wildwest  #conservation  #publiclands  #birding  #birdwatch  #birdfreaks  #birdlover  #bird  #birdstagram  #birding  #birdgang  #birdwatching 
A new study reveals endangered species make up 1/3 of the shark fin trade—34% of which are dominated by blue sharks. Yet no international catch limits exist for blues. But there’s good news too. Governments can use this new data to put in place strong protections or other robust fisheries management measures for any species that enters the global fin trade.
#shark #sharks #conservation #blueshark #endangeredspecies #underthesea
A new study reveals endangered species make up 1/3 of the shark fin trade—34% of which are dominated by blue sharks. Yet no international catch limits exist for blues. But there’s good news too. Governments can use this new data to put in place strong protections or other robust fisheries management measures for any species that enters the global fin trade. #shark  #sharks  #conservation  #blueshark  #endangeredspecies  #underthesea 
Delicate and nimble, the yellow-footed rock wallaby is one of Arkaroola, Australia’s most threatened native animals. But thanks to the work of conservationists working and living in the Outback, the wallabies are bouncing back. “They’re in really good numbers,” says Doug Sprigg, director of the Arakoola Resort and Wilderness Sanctuary. “They’re a good indicator that the ecosystem is working.” 📷: Kerry Trapnell
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#australia #outback #wallaby #igaustralia #outback #seeaustralia #parksaustralia #outbackaustralia #wallaby
Delicate and nimble, the yellow-footed rock wallaby is one of Arkaroola, Australia’s most threatened native animals. But thanks to the work of conservationists working and living in the Outback, the wallabies are bouncing back. “They’re in really good numbers,” says Doug Sprigg, director of the Arakoola Resort and Wilderness Sanctuary. “They’re a good indicator that the ecosystem is working.” 📷: Kerry Trapnell . . . #australia  #outback  #wallaby  #igaustralia  #outback  #seeaustralia  #parksaustralia  #outbackaustralia  #wallaby 
It's a big week for sharks! As the host of this year’s 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Philippines has proposed that whale sharks receive full protection wherever they are found. In addition to focusing on whale sharks, governments are also considering protections for at-risk species such as blue sharks, dusky sharks, white-spotted wedgefish, common guitarfish, and angel sharks. Governments have the opportunity to work together at CoP12 to prioritize the management of these shark species before it is too late.
Swipe ⬅️ to see each species in the order they’re listed above.
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#CMSCoP12 #theirfutureisourfuture #shark #sharks #whaleshark #wildlife #blueshark #duskyshark #wedgefish #guitarfish #angelshark #endangeredspecies #underthesea
*Note: The video footage was supported by a grant from Conservation Media Group.
📷 of dusky shark: Alexander Sofonov/Barcroft Media
📷 of white-spotted wedgefish: iStockphoto
📷 of common guitarfish: Alamy
It's a big week for sharks! As the host of this year’s 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Philippines has proposed that whale sharks receive full protection wherever they are found. In addition to focusing on whale sharks, governments are also considering protections for at-risk species such as blue sharks, dusky sharks, white-spotted wedgefish, common guitarfish, and angel sharks. Governments have the opportunity to work together at CoP12 to prioritize the management of these shark species before it is too late. Swipe ⬅️ to see each species in the order they’re listed above. . . . . . #CMSCoP12  #theirfutureisourfuture  #shark  #sharks  #whaleshark  #wildlife  #blueshark  #duskyshark  #wedgefish  #guitarfish  #angelshark  #endangeredspecies  #underthesea  *Note: The video footage was supported by a grant from Conservation Media Group. 📷 of dusky shark: Alexander Sofonov/Barcroft Media 📷 of white-spotted wedgefish: iStockphoto 📷 of common guitarfish: Alamy
Despite their small size, menhaden play a big role in supporting wildlife in the Atlantic Ocean. The species are an essential component of the marine food web, from whales off the New York coast to ospreys in Florida. Since catch limits went into effect in 2013, menhaden have been increasing. Now, state officials on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will decide whether to build upon this progress and ensure there's enough food for marine life to thrive.
#ocean #wilderness #conservation #atlanticocean #whales #oceanlife #marineconservation #ospreys #fisheries #underthesea #nature #fishing #science
Despite their small size, menhaden play a big role in supporting wildlife in the Atlantic Ocean. The species are an essential component of the marine food web, from whales off the New York coast to ospreys in Florida. Since catch limits went into effect in 2013, menhaden have been increasing. Now, state officials on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will decide whether to build upon this progress and ensure there's enough food for marine life to thrive. #ocean  #wilderness  #conservation  #atlanticocean  #whales  #oceanlife  #marineconservation  #ospreys  #fisheries  #underthesea  #nature  #fishing  #science 
Fall is a great time to celebrate Tennessee conservation. The Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2017, which grew from two bills passed in long-ago Octobers—1984 and 1986—would create a new wilderness area and expand five others—including the Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Wilderness Area, seen here. The bill would safeguard 19,556 acres as wilderness—the highest level of protection.
📷: Chris M. Morris
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#Tennessee #mountains #JoyceKilmer #conservation #explore #fallcolors #protectpubliclands #mountainscape
Fall is a great time to celebrate Tennessee conservation. The Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2017, which grew from two bills passed in long-ago Octobers—1984 and 1986—would create a new wilderness area and expand five others—including the Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Wilderness Area, seen here. The bill would safeguard 19,556 acres as wilderness—the highest level of protection. 📷: Chris M. Morris . . #Tennessee  #mountains  #JoyceKilmer  #conservation  #explore  #fallcolors  #protectpubliclands  #mountainscape 
The spring 2017 wildflower bloom in California’s Carrizo Plain National Monument was especially intense. Drought conditions that preceded the wet winter of 2016-17 slowed the growth of many invasive species that often overtake native flowers like these phacelias. Just this week, the region got a boost when the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would protect 244,909 acres of wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain, create two scenic areas encompassing 34,882 acres, and safeguard 159 miles of wild and scenic rivers.🌼🌸
📷: Matt Sayles

#centralcoastwild #savethecarrizo #california #flowers #conservation #californiaadventure #naturephotography #purple
The spring 2017 wildflower bloom in California’s Carrizo Plain National Monument was especially intense. Drought conditions that preceded the wet winter of 2016-17 slowed the growth of many invasive species that often overtake native flowers like these phacelias. Just this week, the region got a boost when the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would protect 244,909 acres of wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain, create two scenic areas encompassing 34,882 acres, and safeguard 159 miles of wild and scenic rivers.🌼🌸 📷: Matt Sayles #centralcoastwild  #savethecarrizo  #california  #flowers  #conservation  #californiaadventure  #naturephotography  #purple 
A Weddell seal dives below the icy waters off East Antarctica. The Southern Ocean—the waters surrounding Antarctica—is one of the last untouched wilderness areas on the planet. But a warming climate and increased fishing pressures put this vast area and its iconic species such as penguins, whales, and seals at risk. The fate of this area rests with the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), which is meeting right now in Hobart, Tasmania until October 27. There they’ll decide on how to fulfill their promise to create a network of marine protected areas that will safeguard the world’s final ocean frontier—before it’s too late.
📷: Doug Allan
#CCAMLR #Antarctica #seal #SouthernOcean #wilderness #ocean #conservation #Antarctica2020
A Weddell seal dives below the icy waters off East Antarctica. The Southern Ocean—the waters surrounding Antarctica—is one of the last untouched wilderness areas on the planet. But a warming climate and increased fishing pressures put this vast area and its iconic species such as penguins, whales, and seals at risk. The fate of this area rests with the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), which is meeting right now in Hobart, Tasmania until October 27. There they’ll decide on how to fulfill their promise to create a network of marine protected areas that will safeguard the world’s final ocean frontier—before it’s too late. 📷: Doug Allan #CCAMLR  #Antarctica  #seal  #SouthernOcean  #wilderness  #ocean  #conservation  #Antarctica2020 
While visiting the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific, Pew marine conservationist Johnny Briggs captured a rare moment. Can you name either bird species? Johnny’s visit was part of our work with Pitcairn Islanders to develop and designate a large, highly-protected marine reserve in their waters. 📷: @johnnybriggs 
#pitcairn #pitcairnislands #birdwatching #birds #bird #birdstagram #twobirds #atlantic #birdextreme #birding #birdgang #bird #birdphotography #birdfreaks #wildlife #conservation #nature
While visiting the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific, Pew marine conservationist Johnny Briggs captured a rare moment. Can you name either bird species? Johnny’s visit was part of our work with Pitcairn Islanders to develop and designate a large, highly-protected marine reserve in their waters. 📷: @johnnybriggs #pitcairn  #pitcairnislands  #birdwatching  #birds  #bird  #birdstagram  #twobirds  #atlantic  #birdextreme  #birding  #birdgang  #bird  #birdphotography  #birdfreaks  #wildlife  #conservation  #nature 
Hidden amid late-evening fog, a fisherman stands below a low, waterfall-like dam called a weir in the South Fork Holston River in southwest Virginia. The weir plays an important role. Flowing over the barrier, river water takes on additional oxygen—helping to create a sustainable habitat for local fish, vegetation, and aquatic insects. Pew cinematographer @gillenwaterfalls captured this quiet moment using his own drone.
📷: @gillenwaterfalls
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#fishing #virginia #fog #conservation #getoutside #explore #dronephotography #mist
Hidden amid late-evening fog, a fisherman stands below a low, waterfall-like dam called a weir in the South Fork Holston River in southwest Virginia. The weir plays an important role. Flowing over the barrier, river water takes on additional oxygen—helping to create a sustainable habitat for local fish, vegetation, and aquatic insects. Pew cinematographer @gillenwaterfalls captured this quiet moment using his own drone. 📷: @gillenwaterfalls . . . #fishing  #virginia  #fog  #conservation  #getoutside  #explore  #dronephotography  #mist