As many of you know, we have been expanding our cleanup facilities and operations internationally over the last year or so and will continue this expansion in 2019 and beyond. It certainly hasn't been without its challenges, but the dedicated 4ocean employees in our overseas operations have stepped up to the plate and exceeded our wildest expectations every step of the way! Whether it's Andi, the Director of Operations for 4ocean Bali; Edouard, our Director of Operations at 4ocean Haiti; Jackie, the Director of International Operations in the States, or any of the other dedicated 4ocean Team members here and abroad, it is our mission to clean the ocean and coastlines around the world!
We have heard from many of you that you're super interested in what is going on in these locations and we're listening. You want to know about how the cleanup efforts are growing, how jobs and new economies are being created, as well as how we are changing perceptions and lives by educating and raising awareness in local communities. The reality is that sometimes there is just so much going on that it's hard to cover all of it on our regular 4ocean social media channels.
So in response to your feedback, we've created unique 4ocean Instagram channels for our cleanup operations both here in the States and internationally to keep you up to date on all the incredible things going on with our 4ocean Cleanup Teams globally!
We are happy to introduce 4ocean Bali, 4ocean Haiti, and 4ocean Florida Instagram channels for Cleanup Operations! We can't wait to begin sharing more information on a regular basis about these operations, the amazing teams, all of the upgrades we are doing in these locations as well as some local stories that just make you feel good about what we are doing there. Make sure to add each one of them and stay tuned for more updates.
If you aren't already a part of 4ocean's main social media channels, make sure to follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date on all things 4ocean! Also, head on over to our Discover 4ocean Facebook Group to get in on the conversation around ocean plastic pollution and other important ocean conservation topics.
When it comes to marine mammals and the cuteness factor, the beloved sea otter is definitely up there at the top of the list. However, don't let their adorable faces distract you from the fact that sea otters also play a very important role in the health of their local ecosystems. For the remaining populations around the world, the conservation of this keystone species is critical and must remain a high priority if sea otters are to survive the many challenges facing them today. Warning: Adorable Photos Inside.
Ever wonder what it's like to be part of a 4ocean Cleanup Crew? Well, here's your chance to spend a day in the life! Follow the 4ocean Haiti team as they prepare for the day, clean up the ocean and coastlines, and sort all the plastic and trash they find during their cleanup. It is a lot of work and we do it 7 days a week!
Back in November of 2018, we were so excited about the launch of the 4ocean Ocean Plastic Recovery Vessel and totally fired up to start cleaning up massive amounts of plastic pollution from river mouths and the ocean. But, we quickly learned that she just wasn't quite ready to start her mission. So, it was back to the shipyard for some modifications. Check out all the new things we needed to get her back underway.