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Dear Friend of the Sea,
Whether it's the recent release of our landmark report on trash in the ocean or the House passage of the Shark Conservation Act to end "finning," it's clear that Ocean Conservancy's work to protect our ocean is critical right now.

Your commitment makes it all possible. Nicole Luskey, an Ocean Conservancy board member, agreed to let us extend the deadline of her matching gift challenge until tomorrow, March 31st, because we are just 30 donors away from hitting our mark, and I know we can do it. If you haven't already, please donate today when your contribution will go twice as far.

Thanks for helping us Start a Sea Change,


Vikki N. Spruill
President & CEO, Ocean Conservancy
International Coastal Cleanup Video

Volunteers Collect 6.8 Million Pounds of Trash

We've just released our report A Rising Tide of Ocean Debris and What We Can Do About It and the findings are clear: trash is one of the most pervasive pollution problems facing our world's ocean and waterways.
Watch the video, join us this year on Sept. 19, and find out 10 things you can do right now!

CREATURE FEATURE: Haddock

Haddock Haddock feed on sea stars, worms, hermit crabs, shrimp, mollusks, herring, and even squid. In the 1990s, the haddock population collapsed, but emergency action helped bring them back to a healthy, sustainable level

Arctic Sea Ice

Help Stop Oil and Gas Leases in the Arctic

The northern coast of Alaska hosts an incredible range of Arctic animals including polar bears, walruses, ice seals, and bowhead and beluga whales. Now, oil and gas development may jeopardize these waters and those who depend on them. Help us stop these plans!

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OCEAN CONSERVANCY
March 2009

IN THIS ISSUE
Coastal Cleanup Report:  Watch the Video!

Creature Feature:  Haddock

Help Stop Oil and Gas Leases in the Arctic
Beneath The Surface
Beneath the Surface
Each month, we're focusing in on an ocean issue (and photo). Can you guess what it is? Here's a hint: It has a dire impact on our ocean.
What We're Up To
Remember the Exxon Valdez oil spill? Twenty years later, there are still lessons to be learned. (pdf)

A new bill we support aims to end shark "finning" -- the wasteful practice of slicing off a shark’s valuable fins and discarding the body at sea. Read our press release.

It was a close call for the Endangered Species Act but President Obama came through for us! Read our press release.
What We're Watching
What We're Watching TVTrash has been on our minds this month. Check out this video we found on YouTube and let us know if you make your own!

And please let us know what you're watching.
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