Together, we are making the ocean safer for those who call it home.

Marine wildlife faces threats to their habitat from chemicals, overfishing, hunting and pollution—even noise can put some species at risk.

Entangled North American right whale
Not safe yet

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.

Creating a sea change

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.

The struggle to survive
right whale breaching in the North Atlantic
450
NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES

Are all that remain; this species is critically endangered despite Endangered Species Act protections.

Stellar sea lion sitting on a rock in the Pacific Ocean
94%
POPULATION DECREASE

In Steller sea lions throughout Alaska's Aleutian Islands over the past 30 years.

Sea lion with a neck injury from being tangled in a net
300,000
MARINE MAMMALS

Are estimated to be killed or injured by commercial fisheries every year.

Fins being removed from a great hammerhead shark
Jeff Rotman
Jeff Rotman

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.