Oceans: Resources for Getting Involved
Ocean Biogeographic Information System
Cruise over to iobis.org and click on the interactive map to discover what species swim anywhere in the world’s waters.
UN Atlas of the Oceans
Trawl for information on all aspects of ocean life.
Smart Gear Competition
The World Wildlife Fund is offering prizes for the best ideas for reducing bycatch. Submit an entry at smartgear.org
Go to to join its campaigns against oil pollution, destructive fishing, and dirty seafood. oceana.org.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
This feisty group got its start ramming whalers, and it still confronts illegal fishing on the high seas. Follow its exploits at seashepherd.org.
Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
Visit savethehighseas.org to learn about its push for an international moratorium on high seas bottom trawling.
Our Synthetic Sea
This documentary by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation follows “nurdles” and other nonbiodegradable plastic ocean waste. Get a copy at algalita.org.
Save the Clean Air Act
More on its drive to get senators to urge the Bush administration to crack down on mercury-spewing power plants at savethecleanairact.org.
Seas the Day
Take action at Seastheday.org to help ensure that the ocean is protected and conserved for future generations.
Sound Off on Sonar
Find out about the Navy’s proposal for a sonar testing ground in a key whale habitat off the coast of North Carolina at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s savebiogems.org.
The Ocean Conservancy
Sign up for action alerts on its efforts to get Congress to reform fisheries management at oceanconservancy.org.
Learn more about the campaign to end the overfishing of the Chesapeake Bay’s big little fish at menhadenmatter.org.