Since the beginning of time the ocean has worked diligently to keep our earth and atmosphere clean and functioning. But it can’t keep up. Daily carbon emissions are at all-time highs. The result is a changed ocean chemistry through a process called acidification. The impact is significant. Oysters, clams and corals aren’t able to form their shells and skeletons. Sharks, clownfish and other finfish make risky choices because their sense of smell has changed. This has wide-ranging consequences, for them, for the ocean’s food chain and for the thousands of fishermen who make their livelihoods from their existence. 

We know cement production, deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels are the primary culprits acidifying our oceans. That’s why we need to start at the source. We need strong commitments from local and federal governments to curb carbon emissions. And strong commitments from you to help us influence governments to step up to protect the ocean. Come aboard with us to shore up the will of local and federal governments to do their part for ocean health.

When it comes to the health of the ocean, science holds the key. We need scientists working to measure the problem, studying how to protect marine life from acidification, and researching ways to protect the people that depend on healthy thriving oceans. Your support makes all of this happen.

Come aboard with us as we work to influence governments to do more to protect the world’s oceans. Take a stand with science to protect the ocean, its inhabitants and the livelihoods that rely on it.