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The Garibaldi is the California state ocean fish! Their namesake is Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian military leader who wore brightly colored outfits.
Photo by @IrvineSciComm
#MissionBlue #NoBlueNoGreen #HopeSpots #SylviaEarle #OceanConservation #MarineConservation #OceanOptimism #EarthOptimism #ThinkBlue #Ocean #Beach #Conservation


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"The heron stands in water where the swamp
Has deepened to the blackness of a pool,
Or balances with one leg on a hump
Of marsh grass heaped above a musk-rat hole.

He walks the shallow with an antic grace.
The great feet break the ridges of the sand,
The long eye notes the minnow's hiding place.
His beak is quicker than a human hand.

He jerks a frog across his bony lip,
Then points his heavy bill above the wood.
The wide wings flap but once to lift him up.
A single ripple starts from where he stood."
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📸 by @tjrphotocreations
📷 Nikon D750

Pennsylvania

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PLEASE READ: I realized last nite that if your page is set to private and I don’t follow you I can’t see your beach clean posts when I search the hashtag for the month. So firstly for anyone that posted on any of the campaigns that was missed I’m sorry..I didn’t know that was happening. This is not a perfect system and I’m doing the best I can. SO I’VE ADDED A NEW RULE 2️⃣ (SWIPE 👈🏼👈🏼) for details. It’s the only way for your posts to show up when I do the end of the month tally. I try to follow back when possible but I don’t have the time to go into that many accounts. I really don’t keep track of likes and follows. I’ve always said if you post mostly Bodysurfing pics and clean up beaches just send me a message and I will follow back. My alerts only come 100 at time and I’m going to miss a lot so tagging my page or messages are best way to grab my attention and let me know that maybe I’m not following when I should. I want everyone that’s participating to get credit so please either make your profile public OR reach out to let me know that your are doing good work for your local beach. So far so good this month I’m seeing 46 posts for the #yuccafinscares campaign. Keep it up and sorry again for the mistake with the private accounts. 🤙🏼🌎🙏🏼 #webodysurfers


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My wife asked me who won last months #dafinhicares campaign and it made me realize that not everyone watches stories as much as some. My bad. Here are the winners of last months campaigns and the prizes that won for doing some community service to there local beaches. And mahalos to all that participated. If I was wealthy I’d send everyone a prize but I’m not so I can only give out what’s donated. In the end the clean beaches are the real prize. Still want to win something? There is a new campaign this month. SWIPE 👈🏼👈🏼 for details. Keep up the great work everyone. I will continue to search out sponsors to stoke out as many as possible for being good Shepard’s of the worlds beaches. Aloha 🤙🏼🙏🏼🌎


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Very stoked to get this guy and his companies @yuccafins and @seacraftsupplyco behind this months #YUCCAFINSCARES campaign. (SWIPE 👈🏼👈🏼 for details) these campaigns are meant to make beach cleanup awareness fun to do and maybe stoke out a few winners with some cool prizes from small business Bodysurfer owned and operated businesses. I’m very grateful to all the sponsors that get behind this mission and am happy to promote their brands in the name of clean beaches. Mahalos @yuccafins as well as @surfpunk.coffee and perennial sponsor @doormat_surf for helping make beach cleanups great again 📸 by @seanvanallen 🤙🏼🌎🙏🏼 #webodysurfers


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I hear the following sentiments a lot in relation to cleaning beaches. 1️⃣ what’s the point? The problem is so big 2️⃣ how does my little handful even help? 3️⃣ I’m just moving trash around from one place to another..but there is still so much trash globally. MY ANSWER IS: focus on the battle not so much the war. Yes the amount of trash in the ocean and on this planet is disgustingly immense and it’s hard to say if we will ever win this war BUT if you look at it as simply taking pride in your surroundings and cleaning up your little section of the 🌎 you definitely aren’t adding to the problem and you might inspire someone else to do the same and take that Practice to their part of the 🌍 and so on..the majority of what I pick up isn’t trash from the massive island of plastic. It’s cigarette butts, bottle caps, and things that people on the local level are leaving there. On a personal level I don’t want to walk on my local beach and see garbage so I pick it up. Am I winning the war? Not really but I’m fighting the battle for my beaches to look nice. So in that case I’m winning and making a difference. Maybe the glass I grabbed won’t cut someone’s foot. Or the needle won’t infect someone’s child etc. don’t get lost in the enormity of the mission..focus on your beach, park, neighborhood and look at it as taking pride in your little slice of the world. Take the extra 5 minutes to walk the trash to a bin, buy a net and keep it in your pack, grab it when you see it and don’t walk by and assume someone else will...It helps even if it’s just making your area look better. Many small efforts make big change..if you read this far you probably already know there is a new beach cleanup campaign going for August (SWIPE 👈🏼👈🏼 for details) 🤙🏼


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Today is not just August 1st and #wetdogwednesday - it's 2018 #EarthOvershootDay. Haven't heard of it? Overshoot Day marks the day each year when humans' demand for resources exceeds what the earth can provide. 🌍🏔️🌋🌲
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This year the date is the earliest it's ever been, and it's estimated we will use resources (water, wood, minerals, fossil fuels etc) equivalent to that of 1.7 Earths by the end of this year. Basically, we are using energy and resources quicker than the planet can regenerate them, so it's like we are spending more on our credit card than we are paying off each month - it's fine for awhile even as you go into debt, but if you keep on like that, eventually you reach your max limit and have no more credit left. 💳🚫
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What can we do? Start paying off our planetary debt by shifting to renewable energy, supporting sustainable agriculture, and making more responsible products. 💵☀️🌾
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My humom just bought some vegan dog food for me to try from @vdogfood so I can reduce my carbon footprint too! 💗
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#bcupsays #scicomm #thereisnoplanetb #sciencedog #themoreyouknow #sustainability #renewableenergy #gogreen #zerowaste #vegans #veganpower #oneplanet #earthoptimism #dogs_of_instagram #dogsofig #dogoftheday #bestwoof #dailybarker #tinydoglife #adoptdontshop #chihuahuasofinstagram #pawsomechihuahuas #dogmodel #ilovemydog #instagood #instadogs #petsagram

Santa Barbara, California

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UPDATED: RULE CHANGE AND NEW PRIZE ADDED
One more campaign for the summer. @yuccafins has offered to stoke one winner out with a pair of padded out yucca 2.0s + t-shirt and @surfpunk.coffee is going to get one winner some coffee, T-shirt and some stickers. @doormat_surf is offering some surfite items (these are dope I have a few) There may be some other prizes added but this is what we have so far for August. July was a major success ..best month ever. Let’s see if we can keep that rolling Through August and keep cleaning those beaches. Use #YUCCAFINSCARES For your posts this month and you are entered to win a pair of the fins that are sweaping the Bodysurf nation.. killer coffee and other swag from @surfpunk.coffee or some unique surfite items from @doormat_surf ...All killer prizes that are worth shooting for ...and as we all know the clean beaches and good karma are the real prizes that everyone who enters wins automatically. Keep an eye on my stories for updates and the occasional POP UP prize chances. Mahalos to everyone cleaning beaches no matter if you post or not. (But you have to post to be eligible to win 😉) 🤙🏼🙏🏼🌎 game on for August #webodysurfers


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There's a new subgenre of #ScienceFiction: #SolarPunk. In solarpunk stories, people work together to develop creative, innovative responses to a changing climate. Sarena Ulibarri, editor of a new anthology of #SolarPunk stories, hopes that "readers can see themselves in futures that they would like to participate in and help create. Solarpunk can make it feel like they can make a difference.”
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Hear this story and more like it on our daily #podcast, #YaleClimateConnections, available wherever you get podcasts.


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What if all the people who loved the beach voted for people and policies that protected the beaches? What if we didn’t leave trash and picked up any trash we did find? What if? #outdoorvoice #beach #oceanoptimism #earthoptimism #getinvolved #litter @litterati @surfrider #coastalcleanup #lovetheearth #everydayisearthday #comeonpeople

Stinson State Beach

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Light chaser


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Because I wouldn’t ask you to do something I wouldn’t do myself. (I do post more cleanups on my personal page) here is a cleanup my wife did at DT Flemings beach a few weeks ago.....it’s important for pages with big followings and maybe a theme or specific focus to occasionally interrupt that feed and use that platform for a community service announcement. I know a lot of you don’t want put up pics of trash or maybe see it as a form of self atta boy and/or bragging but it’s all about perspective..so what if you lose a few followers..do you really care about followers that don’t support Cleaning beaches? ...rather think of the potential inspiration of all the other followers that share your concern..aren’t they more important..if you have a lot of followers please consider using your voice (maybe just once a month) to raise awareness and do something positive with the podium you have. It’s really not that hard. I’m doing it right now. And oh yeah if you use #dafinhicares on your post you can win some cool stuff. 🤔🌎 #webodysurfers


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#OceanOptimism
🌊🐢Recently, a beach in Mumbai, India saw its first successful sea turtle nest in more than 20 years after a massive, two-year beach cleanup! 💖
🌊🐢The Times of India reports that 80-to-90 percent of India’s beaches are too polluted for sea turtles to nest successfully, though some suggest there have been nests, and hatchlings have made it to the ocean previously unnoticed.
🌊🐢What we know for certain is our plastic trash is not only deadly to sea turtles at sea who mistake it for food or become entangled, but also on our beaches for nesting mothers and especially hatchlings making their journey from the nest to the big blue. We also know our pollution can be prevented, and our oceans and beaches can be made turtle-friendly again with collective effort.
🌊🐢Please refuse single-use plastics and reduce use of all other plastics. Pick up litter when you see it, or five pieces a day, or spend five minutes in an area you enjoy often before you play. Choose vegan (the majority of plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is fishing gear).
#BeTheChange
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This morning’s beach cleanup.
#peace #love #vegangirl #irefusesingleuse #fortheanimals #fortheoceans #seaturtleconservation #savetheseaturtles #protectwhatyoulove #greenanarchy #seashepherd #antipoaching #beachcleanup #cleanseas #stemthetide #plasticpollution #nomoreplastic #ghostnets #seaturtles #cleandarkflat #topless4oceans #uwphotography #oceanconservation #marineconservation #earthoptimism #planetorplastic #thisisaway #divelife


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"Doom and gloom won't save the world. The best way to encourage conservation is to share our success stories, not to write obituaries for the planet" -Dr. Nancy Knowlton, biologist and Sant Chair for Marine Science at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
#OceanOptimism #EarthOptimism


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In case you haven’t heard there is going to a killer contest at Sandy’s this weekend. There may still be spots. ENTRY FORM IS LINKED IN MY PAGE BIO) or contact @kahanaluhawaii ..and DONT FORGET we have July beach clean up campaign going so while you are there. Give Sandys some love (as she will definitely need it) and grab some trash while you wait for your heat. SWIPE 👈🏼👈🏼 for details. Campaign is sponsored by @dafinhi and here are two of their primo sponsored athletes from the last Sandy’s comp. enjoy the pics, sign up to compete and grab some rubbish off the beach when you get there ....1st 📸 by @808maukatomakai ..not sure who took the 2nd one 🤙🏼🌎 #webodysurfers


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Thanks to our friends, Charlotte and Mark from Earth Optimism Akl, for coming in tonight to speak to the Ecotricity team. They spoke to us about the overwhelming impact of Climate Change and the importance of acting now. One way to make a difference today is by writing a submission for the #zerocarbonact to show your support for NZ to be #carbonneutral by 2050. 🌿🙌🏽🌲
We have our submission ready and there’s still time for you to join the movement too.
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#protectourplanet #tackleclimatechange #carbonneutral #newzealand #earthoptimism #algore #climatechange #gogreen #makeadifference #reducecarbonfootprint #bringchange #ecotricitynz #ethical #friends #jointhemovement #saveourplanet #carbonzero #loveearth #carbonemissions #nature #futurelooksbright #earth #earthday #sustainability #ethical

Auckland, New Zealand

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@dafinhi is sponsoring this months beach clean campaign. They also sponsor some amazing talent ...like this guy @mahalokealii captured from the shoulder by @phiiirrrip 🤙🏼🌎 #webodysurfers


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Saw many sea turtles in Baja where 25 years ago there were none. Day 48 of #100daysofblue ~ Black Sea Turtles are back from the brink of extinction in Baja! #bluemind #liveblue @grupotortuguero #wildlife #conservation #oceanoptimism #earthoptimism #mexico #baja #yesblueyesgreen


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While at first glance this soft shell clam looks normal, it was actually gobbled up by our moon snail Otis this week! Swipe right to see the evidence and the culprit. After boring a hole through the shell with his radula (that’s like a tongue covered in teeth), Otis released some digestive enzymes and ate the inside of this clam. All that remains are its shell, siphon and a membrane! This process took about three days. 🐌🐚 Thanks to @evans_fresh_seafood for donating the clams that have been feeding Otis and our sea stars!

Alderney Landing

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Plenty to grab after a morning swim with @setzerray. You can do the same and win some prizes if you post it and use #DAFINHICARES (SWIPE 👈🏼👈🏼 for details) it’s not bragging it’s a call to action and a community service announcement..don’t be shy..I promise it feels good to lend a hand 🤙🏼🌎🙏🏼


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Check out the colors on this endangered Limosa Harlequin frog (Atelopus limosus), SCREAMER! This species is highly susceptible to chytrid and a captive assurance population is maintained at @amphibianrescue. We have been lucky enough to encounter eight individuals in the wild in the past week or so. Always feeling uplifted and hopeful after encountering wild Atelopus.
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#EarthOptimism #Atelopus #Bufonidae #amphibians #biodiversity #nature #biology #herpetology #wildlife

Panama

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How about some good news for this #WildlifeWednesday? 🙌🐵
Conservation groups working in Rwanda have counted nearly 1000 gorillas in Virunga National Park, and the population is growing. In the 1980's, there were only about 250 left here after severe habitat destruction and poaching. 🦍
One reason that gorilla conservation has proven successful is because the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund (one of the key research and conservation groups) has involved local communities in recovery efforts. 👍
If you have never seen the movie Gorillas in the Mist, go watch it! It's the inspiring story of how scientist Dian Fossey dedicated her life to studying and saving gorillas in Africa. What's YOUR favorite wildlife movie? 🎥⛰️🌍
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#bcupsays #gorilla #conservation #wildlifeconservation #thereisnoplanetb #earthoptimism #dogthoughts #dogs_of_instagram #dogsandpals #dogsonadventures #dogsonhikes #tinydog #dogsofinstaworld #bestwoof #dogoftheday #buzzfeedpets #petstagram #scicomm #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahualover #chihuahuarescue #adoptdontshop #dogsonadventures #dogstagram #dog_features

Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park

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Walk on most beaches and it’s obvious that a lot of people don’t care enough to not Throw their trash everywhere. I wonder if this is how they treat their own town or maybe even their own home. These people exist so those of us that do care are tasked with picking up after them. As long as there are more of us than them we can make a change. The beaches of the world are In our hands so if you care please take the time to grab what you see. Many small efforts can make a monumental change. Please be part of the solution. @dafinhi and @we_bodysurfers are putting on a beach clean campaign for July. (SWIPE 👈🏼👈🏼 FOR DETAILS) 🤙🏼🤙🏼


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Only 14% of Americans think that humans can't reduce #GlobalWarming. What do you think?
Learn more about our research and Americans' thoughts on #ClimateChange on our website (link in profile.)
📸: @1010climateaction, @chesbayprogram, @aberdeen_proving_ground


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Post holiday beach clean up after our morning swim. My wife @setzerray showing off the haul. July campaign just added a new prize from @doormat_surf (SWIPE 👈🏼👈🏼 FOR DETAILS). If this post inspires just one more person to go out and do the same it was worth it. Please consider how your post will amplify your efforts. It’s not bragging it’s a call to action 🤙🏼🙏🏼🌎 #webodysurfers


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Kill those ANTs! No I'm not talking about the lovely insect but about Automatic Negative Thoughts. If you want to learn more on how to take control of your automatic thinking patterns then this article is just for you. Check it out here

https://buff.ly/2KAoyz7

#ant #ants #automaticnegativethought #controlyoutmind #masteryourmi .
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