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Dear Friend of the Sea,

Looking for a simple way to help the ocean today? With the Gulf Fishery Management Council's aquaculture plan under review right now, we have a chance to demand that strong, national environmental and economic safeguards are in place that protect marine ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.

If you haven't already, please join us in calling for a sustainable future for US fish farming now — and get your friends involved, too.

Thanks for helping us start a sea change — from protecting the Gulf, to sharks, volunteer divers, and recipes, there’s something here for you no matter why you love the ocean!

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Vikki N. Spruill
President & CEO, Ocean Conservancy


What We're Watching: Shark Week!

Ocean Conservancy and the Discovery Channel are teaming up during Shark Week to help viewers learn more about one of the ocean’s most imperiled creatures — and how we can help save them from the threats of overfishing and habitat loss. Learn more about what makes these mysterious creatures tick and then check out the Shark Week TV schedule

NOAA divers and entangled monk seal

Divers Go Deep to Remove Trash

Last year, through our partnership with Project AWARE, 10,000 scuba divers in 110 countries participated in our International Coastal Cleanup. Learn more about what they find when they dive deep to pick up trash. And then mark your calendar: Registration for this year's September Cleanup opens on Monday, August 3

Barton Seaver

Recipes for Sustainability

Chef Barton Seaver, known for his environmental awareness and his culinary creativity, offers a recipe — Mahi-Mahi with Orange-Almond Pesto — to go with our Fishery to Fork recipe for investing in the future so that all of America’s fish are sustainable


July 2009

Creature Feature: Sharks!

Scuba Divers Go Deep

Recipes for Sustainability
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2010 Calendar Cover

The 2010 Ocean Wildlife Calendar is here! If you're not already a member, join today to get a copy of these inspiring images — and know you're helping save our ocean.


Beneath The Surface
Beneath the Surface July '09
Each month, we're focusing in on an ocean issue (and photo). Can you guess what it is? Hint: This one's a winner (and you can see other photo contest winners here, too)!
Deep Dive: Kate Sherman
Kate Sherman
Meet Kate Sherman, Ocean Conservancy's chief number cruncher. After hundreds of thousands of cleanup volunteers log every piece of trash they pickup at our annual Cleanup, the data pours in and Kate swings into action
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