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In the final part of our series on marine protected areas we turn to an unusual underwater habitat in Puget Sound, where protections have succeeded...

Mar 2, 2021 Blog Post

After decades of protections, the world’s most famous coral reef shows the long-term benefits of marine protected areas for safeguarding biodiversity and enhancing ecosystem resilience....

Mar 2, 2021 Blog Post
Jackfish tornado

In one of the world’s most spectacular marine protection success stories, protections enabled an area of ocean off the Baja California Peninsula to recover from...

Feb 26, 2021 Blog Post

Continuing our series on MPAs around the world, we look at how protection of an “ecological crossroads” in the Gulf of Mexico has been instrumental...

Feb 25, 2021 Blog Post

In the Pacific Ocean, America’s largest Marine National Monument has rescued some of the world’s most endangered species from the brink of extinction.

Feb 24, 2021 Blog Post

In the first of our series of posts exploring the experience of marine protected areas around the world, we focus on the MPAs off the...

Feb 22, 2021 Blog Post
Fish in the ocean

With the future of the ocean increasingly uncertain, a growing body of research shows that marine protected areas (MPAs) can conserve and revive marine ecosystems...

Feb 18, 2021 Blog Post

Our new factsheet, Banning Single-use Plastics, describes the specific problems, actions, and best practices for reducing these polluting items.

Feb 26, 2020 Blog Post

On May 19, 2015, a rupture in an onshore pipeline transporting oil from offshore drilling platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel to onshore refineries spilled...

Dec 9, 2019 Blog Post

The United States is home to beautiful beaches and ecologically crucial coastal areas, where waters abound with marine life and one-of-akind ecosystems. Two new factsheets...

Apr 15, 2019 Blog Post