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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In 1872, the United States did something remarkable. We set aside one of our greatest natural treasures, Yellowstone National Park , for future generations to enjoy and appreciate. The logic was simple: this place...
In the Pacific Ocean, four ocean currents merge to form the North Pacific gyre...
Since summer 2013, starfish along both coasts of the United States have been...
Extinction is a real possibility for three species of tunas. That’s one of the...

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Sometimes I think that our planet Earth, named for the Old English word for “dry land” (eorthe), should get a new name. Despite our knowledge that...
Stare at a tide pool and you will often see a crust of pink coating the...
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The Gulf oil spill is recognized as the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Within days of the April 20, 2010 explosion and...