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Our ocean unifies our world like nothing else. And saving it from ongoing threats is a cause that affects us all. We are on the front lines of ocean protection, investing in research, leadership and advocacy that advances science-based solutions that work. Give today and make a difference for the future of our ocean!

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Trash Free Seas®

Ocean trash affects the health of wildlife, people and local economies. Trash in the water and on the shore can be mistaken as food by wildlife, or entangle animals with lethal consequences. Plastic also attracts and concentrates other pollutants from surrounding seawater, posing a contamination risk to those species that then eat it.

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Plastics now pollute all dimensions of our ocean from the sea surface to the seafloor, on remote beaches and in Arctic sea ice.

Nick Mallos, Senior Director, Trash Free Seas® Program
Beach Cleanup

Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges.

Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

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Our Stories

  • “As climate change dramatically impacts our planet, I am hopeful that we can find new solutions to save our ocean—the essential life-support system for the Earth. The ocean’s future is our future.”

    George Leonard
    Chief Scientist
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  • “Close your eyes and picture the earth from space – that blue marble suspended in a vast darkness. For me, that always drives home the importance of our mission. By working together to ensure healthy oceans, we can be good stewards of this rare place we call home.”

    Meredith Moore
    Director, Fish Conservation Program
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