The ocean takes care of us. Let’s return the favor.

The ocean is a vital resource that provides food, water, commerce, recreation, medicine and even the air we breathe. Today, our ocean faces unprecedented threats from pollution, trash, risks to marine life and multiple impacts from climate change.

The Many Threats to the Ocean

Unfortunately, our ocean faces unprecedented threats from pollution, trash in our ocean, risks to marine life and multiple impacts from climate change.

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Whale Alert App!

Slow-moving whales are vulnerable to ship strikes since feeding and migration areas overlap with shipping lanes. The public and mariners on the West Coast now can use an app to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes and report whales in distress to authorities. We talk with Michael Carver, deputy superintendent of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, about the Whale Alert App. He tells us how Whale Alert allows citizens to provide data that scientists can use to inform management and better protect whale populations. More »