Protect our ocean from acidification Ocean acidification is one of the greatest threats to the ocean, and, ultimately to humankind. Since the Industrial Revolution, ocean acidity has increased by 30%. The culprit? Carbon dioxide pollution – from burning of fossil fuels. This leads to potentially very dangerous outcomes, such as weakening of coral reefs and the collapse of the base of the ocean food chain: plankton, upon which fish, dolphins, whales – and humans – all depend. We can all be part o
Be choosy about seafood Seafood is one of the leading sources of the world’s protein consumed by humans – but many of the world’s major fisheries are in severe decline and, without intervention, will be depleted within a generation. The good news is that it’s not too late! Sustainable seafood programs help create market incentives for fishing and aquaculture industries to reduce their environmental impact. Here, we have compiled a small list of suggested personal action tips and some infor
Welcome to the international community’s online resource for World Oceans Day, our planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean. Explore this site for ideas, resources, and information about how you can get involved.