Do you like to eat Atlantic Salmon as a healthier option? If so, you really should watch this. I have been fighting Atlantic Salmon fish farms in British Columbia waters for over 17 years. However, @tavishcampbell just hit a home run. Rivers of untreated fish blood polluted with pathogens pour into #Tofino and #CampbellRiver’s beautiful water. This is the situation at just one of many processing plants that works with B.C.’s toxic #FishFarm industry. From open-net Atlantic salmon pens which cause wild Pacific salmon species huge damage, to operating without permission in First Nations waters, to clearly disregarding the local ecosystems, the current state of #fishfarming in British Columbia is an embarrassing, horrendous mess. Tavish and others are shedding a light on this nightmare industry. Video by @TavishCampbell // For more info #follow: @alexmorton4salmon @cleansingourwaters #turningthetide for @sea_legacy #LastStandForWildSalmon #FishFarmsGetOut #ForTheWildOnes #yourtofino @justinpjtrudeau @johnhorgan4bc @bcndp @lanapopham
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My entire @Sea_Legacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear. It’s a soul-crushing scene that still haunts me, but I know we need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy. This is what starvation looks like. The muscles atrophy. No energy. It’s a slow, painful death. When scientists say polar bears will be extinct in the next 100 years, I think of the global population of 25,000 bears dying in this manner. There is no band aid solution. There was no saving this individual bear. People think that we can put platforms in the ocean or we can feed the odd starving bear. The simple truth is this—if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems. This large male bear was not old, and he certainly died within hours or days of this moment. But there are solutions. We must reduce our carbon footprint, eat the right food, stop cutting down our forests, and begin putting the Earth—our home—first. Please join us at @sea_legacy as we search for and implement solutions for the oceans and the animals that rely on them—including us humans. Thank you your support in keeping my @sea_legacy team in the field. With @CristinaMittermeier #turningthetide with @Sea_Legacy #bethechange #nature #naturelovers This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact email@example.com or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615”
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Hello #NYC. I am going to be at the @paulnicklengallery today from 1pm to 8pm. Address is 347 West Broadway, NYC. There are many people who are emotional about the dying polar bear that we posted this week. Rightfully so. I will be addressing that and some messages of hope at 5pm. Please come down today and I would love to meet you. How do you think these polar bear tracks were made? A huge amount of #gratitude for all of the support pouring in for @Sea_Legacy. We must keep our film crew on the the front lines of the biggest issues facing our planet today. #bethechange #nature #naturelover #polarbear #fineartwithpurpose
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While in the Arctic with the @Sea_Legacy expedition crew a few months ago, @CristinaMittermeier and I documented a starving polar bear roaming through an abandoned Inuit camp along the shores of Baffin Island. A noted bear biologist could not pinpoint exactly what had caused this bear to starve to death. We do know that he didn’t have any visible wounds and that he was not old. At one time, this bear would have been a big healthy male, like the beautiful bear pictured here. Many of you asked if we could have saved the starving bear or euthanized him to ease his pain. Thank you for all your engagement and for caring about these bears as much as I do. The truth—which is hard to hear—is that he was on his last legs. His muscles had atrophied beyond repair. Plus, it would have been highly illegal to feed him or approach him. Obviously, we could not euthanize him, for legal, cultural and personal reasons. Instead of becoming angry or hopeless, we must work harder for solutions. There is hope for the remaining population of 25,000 polar bears. It’s up to all of us to change our habits if we want to see results. Click the link in my bio to learn more about these solutions and how they will work towards drawdown, where the warming of the planet finally stops, and reverses.
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Swipe left to view some of the SeaLegacy winter fine-art poster collection featuring imagery by myself, @cristinamittermeier and members of the incredibly talented @Sea_Legacy Collective like @andy_mann. Thank you for the amazing response. All proceeds help continue our important work in ocean conservation. Want one in time for a Christmas? There are 48 hours left (Deadline: midnight on December 12th) to order in time for delivery before Christmas in the U.S. International orders will now arrive after Christmas. Swipe left see more options, and click the link in my bio for all details: sealegacy.org/store. Thank you for #TurningTheTide with us.
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While on expedition this year in Cuba, @Sea_Legacy raised $10,000 to repair a scientific research centre that had been destroyed by Hurricane Irma. We also discovered a revolutionary concrete product that can be used to rebuild corals. Our pie-in-the-sky dream is to rebuild coral reefs and promote both science and sustainable tourism that supports healthy coral reefs everywhere. Do you believe it’s possible? My partner @CristinaMittermeier and I have curated a wishlist for the oceans. It’s called the #12DreamsofChristmas and our first Christmas dream is healthy reefs. Instead of purchasing plastic gifts that inevitably go into garbage or recycle, consider giving the gift of a membership to The Tide and letting your loved one help in #TurningTheTide for our oceans. #12DreamsofChristmas
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I am back in New York City to attend events at the @PaulNicklenGallery on Dec 9th and 10th. Please contact them for questions regarding events, prices and prints. This print is available in open edition at a holiday-friendly price, with partial proceeds going to @Sea_Legacy. I will be signing these prints—as well as copies of my books. Both @CristinaMittermeier and I will be there for the weekend, so make sure not to miss us.