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.

Vaquita: On the Verge of Extinction

The enchanting, small Vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine marine mammal in the world, and the call is out to halt its threatened extinction. We talk with Dr. Barbara Taylor, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, who gives us insight into the status of this elusive and timid porpoise found in the Gulf of California, and what you can do to help save it from disappearing forever. More »