I miss Belize.
🌎Since today was my last day in Belize with National Geographic Student Expeditions, I want to share something with you that was instilled in me throughout this trip. I am now a part of the Blue Marbles Project that was started by marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. This marble represents what the earth looks like when you’re looking at it from outer space, a blue dot. That dot is filled with an amazing amount of life and unfortunately we are taking it for granted. I earned this marble because I pledge to change my lifestyle in an attempt to make our earth and oceans a cleaner place for all. If we all participate in some small way we can make this a reality and protect one of the most diverse parts of our biosphere from future destruction.🌎
A few pictures from my National Geographic Student Expedition to Belize!!! One of the most humbling experiences of my life, I learned so much!! There is so much left to discover in the ocean.
Tod’s Point a few days ago
a photo i took last year in Tioman x please don’t delete this comment!
when i went to Tioman, we visited this project ‘Tioman Turtles’. they are trying to help save the species of turtles that visit this island from becoming extinct. (this is a small ‘tank’ where a turtle called Jo lives in. She a blind turtle that was rescued c: the poor thing swims around and bumps into the wall :c) anyways, on Tioman there are only 3 species of turtles left that lay their eggs on the beach. because of development (building resorts, tourist attractions etc) the number of turtles that lay their eggs in Tioman are becoming less and less. one of the main threats for baby turtles are humans. we watched a video of a turtle trying to get back to the ocean after laying her eggs, there were these tourists blocking her way. the tourists were trying to take photos with the turtle. this turtle wont come back to lay her eggs there anymore because of the tourists.
PLEASE REBLOG THIS POST TO HELP SPREAD AWARENESS AND SAVE THE TURTLES!
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One quality that was crazy about Andy was that he never talked bad about anyone’s surfing. No one. Not even to me, personally. There’s not one person on that planet who could say otherwise. He thought everyone was an amazing surfer, from Kelly all the way down to that guy that’s just learning how to surf. He never had a negative thing to say about someone’s surfing, which is pretty crazy. Most athletes talk shit about other athletes. - Lyndie Irons
Legends never die, Andy irons 1978 - 2010