Poster from UN Ocean Conference

Momentum for Ocean Conservation Growing

By on 23 June 2017

The UN Ocean Conference and the commitments made there signal a turning tide in global ocean awareness. The Conference aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity. It will be solutions-focused with engagement from all. The first UN Ocean Conference was […]

Our Oceans, Our Future

By on 7 June 2017

World Oceans Day is this Thursday, June 8th, so be sure to do something great for the oceans! The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is “Our Oceans, Our Future,” with a particular focus on solutions to plastic pollution and marine litter prevention “for a healthier ocean and a better future.” We know that without […]

Save our national monuments graphic

Action Alert: Save Our National Monuments!

By on 15 May 2017

Public comments are now being accepted by the U.S. Department of the Interior on their reviews of National Monuments, including 5 Marine National Monuments, for potential oil, gas and other extraction. We must act now to make our voices heard in defense of these important protected places!

Anemone and clown fish at Baker Island

The Marine National Monuments Under Threat

By on 28 April 2017

On Wednesday, the U.S. President signed another executive order, this time directing the Secretary of the Interior to review the status of 24 National Monuments, including 5 important Marine National Monuments. I won’t bore you with the politics, but in short, this does not bode well for the States’ protected public lands and waters. Relaxing […]

Holding up "Protect Our Ocean Planet" sign at the March For Science

More Action For Oceans

By on 24 April 2017

Following close on the heels of international Earth Day celebrations and the success of the March For Science, on April 29th, The People’s Climate March is another opportunity to stand up for the oceans. What are some ocean issues affected/caused by current (anthropogenic) climate change? Rising ocean temperatures Current major coral bleaching event and coral death […]

Ocean planet earth in space

Celebrate Our Ocean Earth

By on 18 April 2017

So many ways to celebrate (Ocean) Earth Day! This coming Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. And though its best to keep Mother Earth in mind every day, participating in events on Earth Day is a fun way of raising awareness and getting everyone involved. This year it seems especially important to show some love for our natural world, […]