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YOU CAN HELP RIGHT NOW. HERE’S HOW.
SHARE AND INFLUENCE
Tell people about ocean conservation and spread the word! One person can make a difference, but think how much greater an impact you’ll have if you recruit your friends to the cause! Tell your friends about the issues and use social media to raise awareness.
Let your network know you just joined the movement.
HELP SAVE SEA TURTLES
Sea turtles are magnificent creatures that have graced our oceans for millions of years. Six of the world’s seven sea turtle species are found in the Coral Triangle, a region that is critical for the survival of these ancient mariners. Yet over the last decades, sea turtle numbers have dropped dramatically, and today nearly all of the Coral Triangle sea turtles species is endangered.
PROTECT THE ARCTIC
Rising temperatures are changing the Arctic faster than anywhere on earth. Melting ice cover is threatening wildlife, habitat and native communities.
The Arctic is our early warning system.
Learn more on how to help save the wildest and most threatened ecosystem.
EAT SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD
Overfishing is a global problem, and many common fishing and farming methods result in major habitat damage or large amounts of bycatch – other species are caught unintentionally and are often thrown back dead. Learn more.
Use a seafood guide when ordering or purchasing to help make sustainable (and delicious!) seafood choices.
For the grocery store: Get Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch app to help make sustainable choices. DOWNLOAD.
For eating out: Use FISH2FORK.COM to find restaurants with sustainable seafood.
USE LESS PLASTIC
We use tons of plastic. It’s in everything from packaging to toys, to the dashboard in your car. Massive amounts of to end up in the ocean. It contains toxins, and absorbs more toxins. It entangles and kills sea life. It certainly doesn’t biodegrade, but there are ways we can help.
Get more on the Plastics Breakdown.
WATCH YOUR WASTE
Harmful waste can end up the ocean when not properly disposed of, hurting the health of the ocean. Recycle and reuse whenever possible, and dispose of chemicals properly – never pour them down the drain or in the toilet. Grease, food waste and trash in drains and garbage disposals can cause blockages in our water treatment system, which can create sewage overflow into the ocean. Dispose of hazardous waste in a drop-off site; never pour it into sewers or storm drains. Learn more about the issues from our partner The 5 Gyres Institute.