This Year, Earth Day Is All About the Oceans
Advocating for Marine Mammals (Oceans Month on Pivot)
The Environmental Legacy of Jacques Cousteau (Oceans Month on Pivot)
Scientists Talk Ocean Acidification (Oceans Month on Pivot)
Overview: Ocean's Month on Pivot
Watch Divers Free Sharks and Other Marine Animals Caught in Deadly ‘Ghost Nets’
Watch a Cruise Ship Pollute as Much as 13 Million Cars—in One Day
Pro Surfers' New Wave: A Sustainable Sport
Philippe Cousteau: Empower Youths to Protect the Oceans
Julie Packard: Putting Aquariums on the Front Lines of Ocean Conservation
Dolphin Stampede Captured by Flying Drone
Sylvia Earle: There’s Still Time to Save the Oceans
Big Wave Pro Surfer Greg Long Goes Green to Protect the Oceans
:30Advocating for Marine Mammals (Oceans Month on Pivot)Promoted
:30The Environmental Legacy of Jacques Cousteau (Oceans Month on Pivot)Promoted
:30Scientists Talk Ocean Acidification (Oceans Month on Pivot)Promoted
:30Overview: Ocean's Month on PivotPromoted
3:32Watch Divers Free Sharks and Other Marine Animals From Deadly 'Ghost Nets'
2:42Watch a Cruise Ship Pollute as Much as 13 Million Cars—in One Day
3:30Pro Surfers' New Wave: A Sustainable Sport
1:21Philippe Cousteau: Empower Youth to Protect the Oceans
1:19Julie Packard: Putting Aquariums on the Front Lines of Ocean Conservation
2:25Dolphin Stampede Captured by Drone
1:44Sylvia Earle: There’s Still Time to Save the Oceans
1:34Big Wave Pro Surfer Greg Long Goes Green to Protect the Oceans
As Earth Day approaches, TakePart is taking to the oceans in a weeklong series of stories, videos, and infographics that offer an in-depth look at the daunting challenges facing the planet’s life-support system.
Quite bluntly, the oceans are at a tipping point. Acidification owing to climate change is destroying coral reefs, crucial habitat for marine life on which hundreds of millions of people depend for food and their livelihoods. Enormous trawler ships are wiping out the largest fish, while plastic pollution and abandoned fishing nets are killing dolphins, whales, and other marine life. The booming cruise industry can give people a new appreciation for the oceans but leaves a trail of toxic pollution in its wake. Sea-level rise threatens coastal communities around the world and an entire way of life.
But a grassroots movement is emerging as scientists form alliances with activists, policy makers, and ordinary citizens to tackle these issues.
As the week rolls on, we’ll join a mission to rescue marine animals trapped in “ghost nets,” travel to Hawaii to tell the story of one of the world’s most critically endangered marine mammals, and meet the newest ocean activists—surfers. You’ll hear some of the most prominent scientists and activists tell why they’re fighting to save our Blue Planet—and what you can do to take part.