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.

Get Into Your Sanctuary!

Kayaking! Diving! Surfing! Wildlife watching! June is the month to explore your national marine sanctuary. Make a splash in the four off California: Greater Farallones, Cordell Bank, Monterey Bay and Channel Islands national marine sanctuaries. Bill Douros, West Coast Regional Director, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, encourages you to get into your sanctuary or local MPA for a variety of experiences. More »