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Dear Friend of the Ocean,

Every year at about this time I start to look forward to warmer temperatures and the occasional trip to the coast to reconnect with the ocean that I love so much.

This year, though, I'm also reflecting on what has been an undeniably challenging year for all of us who care deeply about the ocean and the wildlife that calls it home. It's been just over a year since BP's oil disaster devastated the Gulf of Mexico, and in this month's e-newsletter you can learn more about what our team in the Gulf is doing to help make the region whole again: You can watch our one-year commemoration video, read an update from our team leader Stan Senner, or meet Jefferey Wielgus — our natural resource economist.

I'm proud of all that we're accomplishing in the Gulf, and I hope that you will be, too. With just over a week left in our Spring fundraising campaign, I also hope that you'll make your donation to support our work with your generous gift today — when your support will be DOUBLED and go twice as far to help care for our ocean during these challenging times.

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For a sea change,
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Vikki N. Spruill
President and CEO
Ocean Conservancy

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New video shows Gulf communities a year later

Our new video highlights the critical role that the Gulf of Mexico plays in the region, and across the nation, as the ongoing effects from BP's disaster continue to impact fisheries, communities, and marine ecosystems one year later. We remain committed to a Gulf of Mexico restoration plan that goes beyond the oil disaster and addresses the entire Gulf as one interconnected ecosystem. Want to know more?

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DEADLINE TODAY: We Have a Right to Know!

Can you tell whether the salmon above is genetically engineered? You can't, and that's why we're testifying in support of a bill in California that's leading the way to require genetically engineered fish to be clearly labeled, because we all have a right to know what we're eating. Even if you don't live in California, please add your name to our petition in support of this crucial legislation—we'll hand deliver your signatures when we testify.

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April 2011

Never Again
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Help prevent a tragedy like BP's from ever happening again. Support our work before May 6 and your donation will be DOUBLED.

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Supporting Sustainability
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Solo Cup Company, a supporter of Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup, has a threefold approach to sustainability: education, investment in new materials, and options. Learn More »
Deep Dive with Jeffrey Wielgus
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Ocean Conservancy's natural resource economist, who studies the relationship between human activities and fisheries, reminds us: "How much we lose versus how much we gain depends on how we treat the ocean." Watch the interview here » 
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Ocean Conservancy board member Dr. Steve Palumbi and his colleague Carolyn Sotka present the riveting tale of Monterey Bay: the devastation of ocean life, and the local people who brought it back to health. Read more »
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