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Oceans Inspire Global Call to Action

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Ending the United Nations’ inaugural Ocean Conference on a wave of enthusiastic determination, the 193 UN Member States Friday agreed on a Call to Action listing specific measures to restore health to Earth’s degraded oceans by 2030.

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Mayday: All Hands on Deck for Oceans

Mayday- All Hands on Deck for Oceans

“We are here on behalf of humanity to restore sustainability, balance and respect to our relationship with our primal mother, the source of life, the ocean,” President of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson of Fiji declared on opening day of the inaugural UN Oceans Conference.

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From Microbeads to Macrosystems: Oceans Under Stress

From Microbeads to Macrosystems- Oceans Under Stress

On bathroom shelves around the world sit products that are destroying life in our oceans. Tiny pieces of plastic (Microbeads) in our face scrubs and toothpastes, used to make products feel smooth, are washed away in drains to then fill the stomachs of marine animals…

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Pristine Ross Sea Wilderness Protected

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The European Union and 24 national governments have agreed to safeguard an expansive area in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica’s Southern Ocean, to take effect December 1, 2017. The new marine protected area is now the world’s largest.

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Quieting the Oceans

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Years of campaigning and courtroom battles by U.S. conservationists to limit the underwater noise that turns the oceans into hell for whales and dolphins are beginning to pay off.

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Making Waves on World Oceans Day

Making Waves on World Oceans Day

Musician Jack Johnson started the Wave for Change conservation social media campaign just in time for World Oceans Day this year. The Hawaii-based performer is asking people around the world to do something for the ocean – cut down on plastics, use more renewable energy and spread the word that the oceans need our help.

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TerraMar: Uniting to Protect Our Precious Ocean Resources

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Our oceans are a precious resource for all of us, yet they are under threat from pollution, overfishing and uncontrolled exploitation. Ghislaine Maxwell, founder of the TerraMar Ocean Project, explains why now is the time for every one of us to take the pledge and start protecting our oceans today.

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