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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Make the Connection The first step in making a difference is learning about the ocean and how your actions have an impact. Keep reading to learn everyday things you can do to help protect...
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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...
During the summer of 1998, scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine...

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