5 Ways to Help the Ocean
All living things on Earth are connected to the oceans - which supply over 50% of our oxygen. The majority of our earth is covered by ocean waters, and an estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface. That’s why it’s so important to protect our oceans and keep them clean.
Here are some ways you can do your part:
Use Less Plastic
Ocean debris contributes to habitat destruction, entanglement, and consumption that kills tens of thousands of marine animals each year.
Reduce your Carbon Footprint
Be conscious of your carbon footprint. When possible, choose carpooling, biking, walking, skateboarding, or other eco-friendly forms of transportation.
Reduce your energy consumption at work and at home.
Choose Sustainable Seafood
Due to demand, loss of habitat, and unsustainable fishing practices, global fish populations are being depleted. Consult a sustainable seafood guide to help make the best choice.
Don’t Exploit Marine Life
Avoid purchasing products that contribute to harming marine life. Avoid stocking your aquarium with wild-caught saltwater fish. And never release your pet fish into any body of water. This practice can introduce non-native species that harm existing ecosystems.
Enjoy the Ocean Responsibly
Practice responsible boating, kayaking, and other recreational activities on the water.