10 Things You Can Do

  1. Learn all you can.
    Read, surf the Web and experience
    the ocean directly.

  2. Be a smart shopper.
    Learn more about the source and quality of
    your seafood.

  3. Conserve water.
    Be careful when washing your
    car or watering your lawn. Use a broom instead
    of a hose to clean your driveway or sidewalk.

  4. Reduce household pollutants.
    Cut down and properly dispose of herbicides,
    pesticides and cleaning products.

  5. Reduce waste.
    Dispose of trash properly. Where possible,
    recycle, re-use and compost.

  6. Reduce automobile pollution.
    Use fuel efficient vehicles or carpool.
    Recycle motor oil and repair oil and
    air conditioning leaks.

  7. Protect ocean wildlife.
    Don't dispose of fishing lines, nets or
    plastic items in or near the water.

  8. Be considerate of sealife habitats.
    Don't feed sea birds, mammals and
    turtles or disturb their nesting grounds.
    Support marine protected areas.

  9. Get involved.
    Take part in a beach cleanup or
    other ocean-oriented activities.

  10. Care! Pass on your knowledge!

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