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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Since summer 2013, starfish along both coasts of the United States have been dying in large numbers—and not gracefully. As their tissues collapse, the starfish (also called sea stars) start to look stretched and...
by Laura Brodbeck A special type of marine protected area (MPA) called a “no-...
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Extinction is a real possibility for three species of tunas. That’s one of the...
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Last week, the United Nations’ World Heritage Convention went blue. Two of the...

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Cashes Ledge is a wild, special place in the heart of the Gulf of Maine. This underwater mountain range is home to a great diversity of life, with...
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Bycatch, the name given to fish and other ocean animals that are caught unintentionally, is a huge problem. Scientists and...