Wake up...have a croissant and realise; The moment of action has arrived, there is no time to waste!⏳ Changes are happening in Our Lifetime. We can and we must correct course now as tomorrow might be too late!
Protect our ocean and marine life 💙♻️🌊
Friends and lovely birds from Koh Tao... 📣
Want to support Save The Plastic and get one of our new fabulous Bali made and hand printed cotton bags??
Lucky you!! We have our core volunteer coming soon to the rock!
Noemie ( @buffatnoemie ) will make her way to Turtle Island March 20th ish, so if you would like to grab a bag, please preorder and she will deliver it to you with her magnificent smile.
Suggested donation for delivery 150 baht ...! Please spread the word and contact her directly to preorder (PM, call, telepathy, voyager pigeon ...)
We love you and we miss our little island!
2 375 hours ago
🐋WORLD WHALE DAY🐋 ⠀⠀
Today we celebrate our beautiful ocean giants to raise awareness and highlight the importance of ongoing support to protect their populations ! ⠀⠀
Whales play a huge role in balancing the food chain and ensuring that certain species do not overpopulate the ocean, therefore are so important to our Earth’s ecosystems. ⠀⠀
Sadly, their populations are threatened by a number of human related activities such as pollution (plastics found ingested) and loss of habitat. So all you wildlife, ocean and marine mammal lovers out there we need to work together! Think about your plastic consumption carefully and support local conservation projects when you can✌🏼 also, remember how lucky we are to share this earth with them 🐳 »
absolutely beautiful work by @koholakaicreative keep doing amazing work gal we love it !
Dear Tosser - #isthisyours ?
Here is why my family has had enough of me picking up other people’s rubbish!
So the environmental damage of our trash entering the waterways is well known and, I’ll leave it up to your imagination to contemplate the damage a rope like this could do to our innocent wildlife. These issues are the reason I diligently pick up after people wherever I go however, there is a new more personal frustration beginning to surface
Picking up rubbish is time away from our intended activity
This rope was found on one of the Moreton Bay islands, in the most perfect spot where we dropped anchor for a picnic and a swim. I don’t know about you but there is no way I am enjoying a picnic when I can see other people’s rubbish and I can’t manage to turn a blind eye. It had to be picked up and, in this particular occasion, what we collected had to be placed in and around us in our ‘tinny’ to take back to the mainland. To make matters worse, we had no bags with us as this was a family day out, not an intended beach clean activity
So I ask you, please, keep your rubbish with you and take responsibility for securing anything you set out with in a boat. That way, conscious citizens can spend their valuable time enjoying these spectacular places without having to clean them up first!
Let’s protect what we all love - is this asking too much...? Many thanks, Shea
3 366 hours ago
And just like that, the winter was over and we were back in the forest.
I have read a book last year about the importance of being in nature for mental health: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Up Happier, Healthier and more Creative
I am not a scientist but I have experienced everything that the author is mentioning in the book. Spending time in nature, especially since moving to Berlin, is helping me cope with everything negative I have going on, and it's especially good for Sam and I, as this is a time where we talk without being interrupted by any screen.
Yesterday we found what we had been dreading, and yet what we are here for...
Having a sneaky snooze on the deck while sailing between atolls, I was awoken to the shouts of “TURTLE! STOP THE BOAT!”
The only time you’re going to see a turtle on the surface here is if it’s tangled up and can’t dive, and this lady was just that. I have never woken up so fast in my life, and within seconds we were all in the water, getting her onto the boat.
A cement bag was wrapped tightly around her front flipper, and had cut so deep that the extremity was very swollen, with fluid unable to flow back towards her body. Fortunately the wound had healed, and after removing the net and given a thorough check over by real life supervet @clairepetros, we tentatively helped her back into the ocean and held our breath, waiting for her to dive, a sign she’d be ok.
When she swam off and didn’t look back, we all let out a huge sigh of relief!
She’s one of the lucky ones we found - and one of over 650 found entangled in the Maldives and helped by the amazing @oliveridleyproject over the last few years.
Seeing so much plastic around these creatures I love so much has been really, really tough the last few days, and I have really struggled to remain positive. But I turned a corner a few days ago after realising that actually there IS something I, and all of us, can do... hope and ocean optimism returned and instantly action followed. I’m excited to share my scheming with you in future posts!
Massive thank you to @oliveridleyproject and @clairepetros for all their hard work protecting these vulnerable and endearing ocean dinosaurs. Massive thank you also to @world_animal_protection_uk for supporting work like this, and protecting animals around the globe.
The circle of Turtles, and it moves us allll 😍 All this diving with turtles is making me a little turtle crazy but in a very good way! Can’t wait to paint more turtles when I’m back in my studio (in April!) 🧜🏼♀️👩🏻🎨 Tag your turtle best friend ☺️ #greenturtle#lionking#protectwhatyoulove#protectouroceans ————————————————————————
0 49 hours ago
Today is #WorldWhaleDay - we can't help but marvel at these magnificent creatures, but they face a number of challenges. From illegal whaling practices, to noise pollution from ships interrupting their communication and navigation, and of course the impact of plastics on the food chain. Let's keep these wonderful animals safe by cleaning up and protecting our oceans 🐋💙
Happy World Whale Day fellow Whale Dreamers~ This year we invite you to go plastic-free (with a special surprise somewhere in this post). 🐳
We’re making it a fun challenge: If you do end up using something plastic- Note it down! Join us in a week-long adventure in tracking our use of single-use plastic. Tag a friend or two in the comments and contest each other to see who uses the least amount of plastic.
Everyone who tags their friend in the comments gets a special early preview to the very first chapter of The Whale Dreamer book! 🐳
The goal is to help us become more aware of how much plastic we use and help you understand your plastic use. And then try to figure out areas where you could really omit it in your daily lives.
You can keep a log on the number of straws, single-use cups or even plastic bags (in case you forget your reusable bag at the grocery store~). It can be difficult to avoid little items of plastic here and there and we might not realize that we use more plastic than we think. So go ahead and invite your ocean loving friends~ For a plastic free ocean and healthy planet! 🌊
Video by @theglitch.og
Photoshop art by @marcozagara