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#WildlifeWednesday is back: The #ocean is filled with some amazingly spectacular creatures. Take this nudibranch for example. These sea slugs sport brilliant colors with eye-catching patterns on their skin. There are over THREE THOUSAND species of nudibranch who mostly live in shallow, tropical waters. This little one was spotted swimming along the sea floor near the marine haven of Timor-Leste. At @ConservationOrg we work to help protect #theocean and vast marine life who call it home.
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“We’re using more water as the global population grows, and eventually we’re going to run out.” Growing populations and changing climate means that the world’s freshwater supply is threatened. Fortunately, there’s a solution: nature.
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Jellyfish have been around for millions of years, even before dinosaurs lived on the Earth. And while they call the water home, interestingly enough they don’t actually have the ability to swim. Instead, they pulse along on ocean currents and use their mouths (located in the center of their bodies) to spurt out water and propel forward. These incredible invertebrates – found in waters both cold and warm, deep and shallow and along coastlines – have no brain, heart, bones or eyes.
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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver
. #MaryOliver , Pulitzer Prize-winning and world-renowned nature poet, was revered by the conservation community for showing the spiritual connection we have to nature.
Are we past the point of no return? According to @ConservationOrg Senior Scientist Will Turner, “climate change has showed us – kind of shockingly – that humanity has the power to change the planet on a planetary scale. We are literally changing the #climate in a way the hasn’t happened in 10,000 years because of human activity. But the bright side of that is that we did that unintentionally. With intention and with the science that we have that’s informed our understanding for the problem of #climatechange , we CAN address this problem.”
Missed our #AskAScientist Instagram Live with Dr. Turner? Don’t worry! We’ll be back for more. Just look out for our next live event with @ConservationOrg experts and you can submit your pressing questions.
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Set your alarm and tag your friends: TODAY at 12pm EST, @ConservationOrg Senior Scientist Will Turner is answering your most pressing climate and environment questions during our special #AskAScientist Instagram Live. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS.
There’s still time to send us your questions – comment them below and tune in to see if it’s chosen.
#TuesdayTrivia : We can help achieve up to 30% of the emissions reduction we need by _________.
1. Selling our cars
2. Becoming vegetarian
3. Protecting and restoring forest
While dietary change can help lower emissions associated with meat production and driving less definitely helps, findings show protecting and restoring forests can achieve 30% of necessary emissions reductions.
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#MondayMotivation : Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted, contributing billions of tons of #GreenhouseGases . The good news is that reducing #FoodWaste is easy — it just takes a little extra planning. Try to plan your meals before you go shopping; inventory your fridge and pantry; and make (and stick to) a list. You can also freeze or repurpose leftovers and preserve extra produce through canning, freezing, pickling or drying.
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Exciting news from one of the most marine biodiverse places on Earth. Species recorded in 2018 bring the Bird’s Head Seascape fish numbers to over 1800 unique species. At @ConservationOrg we continue to protect the region's biodiversity alongside partners and local communities.
📸 by @shawnheinrichs