Marine wildlife faces threats to their habitat from chemicals, overfishing, hunting and pollution—even noise can put some species at risk.
Only 450 North Atlantic right whales remain in the wild. We're working to reduce vessel strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, habitat degradation and other threats to this species. Photo by NOAA News Archive 123110.
Whales, dolphins, sharks, seals, manatees, sea lions—all these species and many more suffer due to human exploitation of the ocean and its resources. It is up to us to protect them.
Are all that remain; this species is critically endangered despite Endangered Species Act protections.
In Steller sea lions throughout Alaska's Aleutian Islands over the past 30 years.
Are estimated to be killed or injured by commercial fisheries every year.
By refusing to consume or serve any product containing shark fin, you will help drastically reduce the demand for this "delicacy," thereby protecting vulnerable shark species from extinction.