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.

Big Blue LIVE

The magnificent marine life of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary—gigantic whales, leaping dolphins, soaring seabirds, lively sea lions and playful sea otters—will be the stars of Big Blue LIVE, presented this month by BBC and PBS. The ultimate nature reality show will be broadcast live from Monterey Bay Aquarium and the National Marine Sanctuaries’ research vessel Fulmar. We talk with Ken Peterson, Communications Director for Monterey Bay Aquarium, about this incredible live global natural history television event and how you can view Big Blue LIVE from August 31 through September 2 on your local PBS station. More »