why the ocean is so important

Unless you’ve been making a superhuman effort to avoid the news recently, you’ll know that the ocean is vital to life on Earth. But why, exactly, is this the case? Here are five reasons why we need to safeguard its future. 1. It helps us breathe Phytoplankton – tiny plant-like organisms that live in the…

Should We Protect Sharks?

Sharks have a fierce reputation. Movies such as “Jaws” andsensationalizedshark attacks in the news and on TV shows have led the public to believe that sharks need to be feared, or even destroyed. Of the 400 or so species of sharks, however, few seek human prey. In reality, sharks have much greater reason to be afraid…

What Can You Do to Save Sea Turtles?

What Can You Do to Save Sea Turtles? Become a conscious and responsible seafood consumer by asking where and how your seafood was caught. Choose seafood caught in ways that do not harm or kill turtles. Consult sustainable seafood information networks to learn about how and where your seafood is caught. Contact your local sea turtle…