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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Two California National Marine Sanctuaries Doubled in Size!

NOAA recently announced an exciting milestone: Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries have been expanded to protect more of what is called the “Blue Serengeti” off the California Coast. The sanctuaries are destination feeding areas for endangered blue and humpback whales, sharks, salmon and seabirds that travel tens of thousands of miles. We talk with Maria Brown, Superintendent of Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, about the expansion, what it means to California, and how you can get involved with national marine sanctuaries, “America’s underwater treasures.” More »