I miss Belize.

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.🌎

🌎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

June 8th is World Oceans Day

castingshells:

Why do we celebrate World Oceans Day?

"To remind everyone of the major part the Ocean has in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe.
To inform the public on the impact of the human actions on the Ocean.
To develop a worldwide movement of citizen, towards the Ocean.
To mobilize and unite the world’s pop ulation on a project for the sustainable management of the World Ocean. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.
To celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the Ocean.”

- From the UN article

surfsouthafrica:

Bruce and Andy Irons, brothers. Photo: Tom Servais

surfsouthafrica:

Bruce and Andy Irons, brothers. Photo: Tom Servais

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surfsouthafrica:

Kelly Slater, super casual at Cloudbreak, Fiji. 

surfsouthafrica:

Kelly Slater, super casual at Cloudbreak, Fiji. 

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alohaei:

lemon-tropica:

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!


More tropical posts here ☯✌☼

alohaei:

lemon-tropica:

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!

More tropical posts here ☯✌☼

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s-urf-patrol:

Slater heading in.

s-urf-patrol:

Slater heading in.

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So today I went surfing for the first time this year. It was in Long Beach, NY so the water was pretty cold & therefore my attire consisted of: bikini, under a spring suit, under a hood+torso partial wetsuit, under a 4/3mm wetsuit with a hood, plus neoprene gloves and booties. Needless to say, I was toasty in the 40 degree water!!! I had so much fun, I’d ditch prom again for this any day!!

thiswave:
highenoughtoseethesea:

Be fearless, it’s effective.
Photo: Corey Wilson

highenoughtoseethesea:

Be fearless, it’s effective.

Photo: Corey Wilson

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Liquid Salt Surf Magazine 2.0 by Glenn Sakamoto

It would really be a wonderful thing if you guys could donate at least $1 to support the update of this online surf magazine. If you haven’t gotten a chance to check Liquid Salt out yet, I highly recommend that you do. It’s my favorite surf magazine because it includes unbiased content from every type of person in the surf community, from shapers to professional surfers and everyone in between. They also feature some pretty cool surf clips from time to time. It would be sad if this magazine wasn’t able to progress due to funds, and you’d be supporting a great addition to the surf community if you choose to help out!!

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 

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