Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Mission Blue Recognizes Azores As A ‘Hope Spot’

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Ocean conservation organization Mission Blue recently announced it recognized the Azores Archipelago as a “Hope Spot.”

According to “Her DeepnessDr. Sylvia Earle, founder of Mission Blue:

“The Azores Archipelago is a magnet for life. It really is a magical place. Launching the Azores as Hope Spot is so logical – just ask the whales. They know how special this place is. This used to be a place where whales were killed and now people are making a living by respecting the whales and having people come out and visit them as fellow citizens of the planet.”

Christopher Pham, an advocate for the Azores Hope Spot who works as a research associate at the Okeanos research center of the University of the Azores specializing in deep-sea ecosystems and plastic pollution, said:

“The inclusion of the Azores as a Hope Spot is a significant step in our mission to promote the protection of this unique place.”

For more info, go to missionblue.org or check out the video below.

Mission Blue Recognizes Azores As A 'Hope Spot' 3
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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