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Seas & Straws Spotlight, Issue #020 -- Ocean Threats and Conservation Efforts in 2023
May 30, 2023

In the issue: Track wildlife with Fahlo bracelets, climate change vs coral reefs, ocean conservation efforts, the great pacific garbage patch, ocean conservation tips

Hey there!

Summer is in the air! And while many of you are planning your next vacation these days, I'm still quite moved by the experiences and great encounters that I had on Earth X.

That's why I took Earth Day and Earth X as an opportunity to do an "ocean special" in the merry month of May. So, this month was almost exclusively about the ocean, its threats and possible actions to protect it. Take a seat!

Climate Change and Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are like bustling neighborhoods for marine life, teeming with a crazy amount of different species. They do some pretty cool stuff too, like acting as natural barriers against erosion and storms for our coastlines. Plus, they're a lifeline for millions of people worldwide, helping them make a living. But here's the downer: these awesome ecosystems are in serious trouble thanks to climate change and other environmental issues.

More in this blog post.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: An Environmental Disaster

Picture this: a vast expanse of floating debris, spanning thousands of square kilometers, with plastics and trash as far as the eye can see. It's a shocking reality that showcases the detrimental impact of human activity on our planet.

In this post , I dive deep into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, exploring its origins, its consequences, and most importantly, what we can do to address this colossal problem.

Ocean Conservation Efforts

The oceans are home to a diverse range of marine life, and they're super important for keeping life on Earth going strong. Unfortunately, us humans haven't always been the best neighbors. Pollution and overfishing have messed up the oceans and put a lot of species at risk.

It's not all bad news, though! There have been some really cool success stories in ocean conservation that give us hope.

I share some awesome examples of people who stepped up and made a real difference for our precious oceans in this post.

Practical Tips to Protect our Ocean

Are you passionate about ocean conservation and eager to make a difference?

In this post , I share my top tips for preserving our beautiful oceans. From reducing single-use plastics to supporting sustainable seafood practices, this article provides practical advice that you can easily implement in your daily life. So, grab a cup of coffee, dive into the post, and join the wave of ocean lovers making a positive impact!

Track Your Own Wild Animal With these Beautiful Fahlo Bracelets

What if you could actively contribute to rescuing wildlife and witness their successful reintegration into the wild, all through a simple tap on your phone? This is the inspiring mission that Fahlo has been empowering individuals worldwide to embark on, and I am thrilled to introduce them to the Seas & Straws community!

Join the movement to protect wildlife by embracing the captivating Fahlo bracelets! These exquisite accessories go beyond mere style, serving as a symbol of your dedication to wildlife conservation and a means to monitor actual animals in their natural habitats.

Get to know more about the Fahlo bracelets, their purpose, and how they work here.

"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live. Most of the oxygen in the atmosphere is generated by the sea."

- Dr. Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer -

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