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.

You Can Make a Difference

The ocean needs our help and you can make a difference by committing to take action in your everyday life. Join us today in saying, “Thank You, Ocean!” Sign up for the Thank You Ocean e-news to receive the latest videos, news, and updates.

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome UPDATE!

We have the newest information! Why are sea stars growing sores, losing their arms, and dying within a few days? Over the last couple of years, sea stars along much of the Pacific coast of North America have been experiencing a mass mortality event called sea star wasting syndrome. We talk to Dr. Peter Raimondi of the University of California, Santa Cruz for the latest news about the coast-wide effort to track the extent and cause of the syndrome. Find out about record numbers of sea star babies and what’s happening with other species! More »