Nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Oceans dives into the mysteries of the deep to bring you never before seen imagery and give you an unprecedented look into the waters that are vital to our existence.

Beyond the beautiful imagery is the harsh realization that this environment is fragile and it is up to us to protect it for ourselves, and for future generations. TakePart.com is a hub of oceans information and activism designed to inform, inspire, and compel change. Whether you live next to the beach, on a lake or a river or thousands of miles from a body of water, things you every day impact our oceans. Here you can learn about the threats to our oceans, what you can do to protect them, and how to enlist your friends and family.

Latest Oceans News

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The World Resources Institute releases a new animated video narrated by Celine Cousteau.
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Only 8 percent of the U.S. understands one of the largest threats to our seas.
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Our oceans need rescuing—change your habits to help protect marine critters.
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Longtime sea life champion faces extradition hearing Friday in Germany.
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Get ready, California, for the glow-in-the-dark hucksters that follow.
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New Zealand is in a sea of disaster as a stranded ship splits up offshore.
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A break in the gloomy headlines celebrates a sea of positivity.
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$200,000 prize put up for saviors of the seas.
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World Oceans Summit has a plan to rescue the seas.
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Marine species extinction and eco collapse is the other Mid East crisis.
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At an annual gathering in Astoria, Oregon, poets of the sea swap verse, music and stories.
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A look back on recent maritime mishaps and their ecological consequences.
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Fish with skin lesions have prompted concern about lingering oil spill effects.
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Despite having its own ‘day,’ ocean's issues evade climate-change conferees.
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Alaska's halibut populations are growing to just a fraction of their normal size -- and no one knows why.
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‘There’s no way we have a voice unless we insist upon it,’ says the actress/activist.
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Rising ocean temperatures are the bleach of death to once-brilliant sea wonders.
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While monitoring of rivers, lakes, and coast is up, so is toxicity.

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