Growing up within a few miles of the Atlantic, it is easy to just assume the ocean would always be there. Whether whale watching in the Arctic or relaxing on a Long Island beach, the sea has always been a welcome friend.
Unfortunately, the oceans and the life they support are now experiencing unprecendented threats from human activity. Unchecked, these threats degrade the oceans' health and will radically change all life on this planet.
Ocean Conservancy is a charity that seeks to tackle these threats. Their programs include research to improve our understanding of ocean chemistry and ecology, lobbying governments to protect the oceans with legislation, and advocacy for smart ocean planning that benefits local communities sustainably.