Conservation

More than ever, the fate of the ocean is in our hands. Learn about different threats to the ocean and its organisms, successful conservation stories, and what you can do to help.

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by Caty Fairclough Sharks have been feared hunters ever since people first observed them swimming in the vast ocean. Yet today, sharks are declining rapidly on a global scale because humans have replaced them...
Make the Connection The first step in making a difference is learning about the...
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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (or the GBR as it is known to reef aficionados)...
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Any floating object in the ocean tends to attract life; fishermen know this and...

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