Whether you live on the coast, or on a landlocked mountaintop, the world’s oceans and seas impact your life. Oceans play a vital role in regulating the earth’s temperature and climate patterns, acting like a giant solar panel that soaks up heat from the sun and distributes it across the earth through a complex system of currents.
The next time you take a deep breath of fresh air, thank an ocean. Tiny phytoplankton produce about half the oxygen on earth, and form the foundation of the ocean’s ecosystem. These small creatures are critical to the survival of larger species, including the fisheries resources that directly support the livelihoods of about 10% of the human population.
Oceans cover roughly 70% of the Earth’s surface, and contain an estimated 50%–80% of life on our planet. But the reality is that we know more about the surface of the Moon and Mars than we do about the ocean floor.
Despite the vital importance of oceans’ health for life on earth, the sad truth is that they are in trouble. Sensitive habits like coral systems and mangroves are under long-term threat, and roughly 80% of all researched fish stocks are either fully exploited or over-exploited, according to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
While many of these issues will require leadership from governments and businesses, here are some choices that you can adopt that will make a big difference for the ocean.
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Merfolks are a major force in helping us turn the tide toward healthy oceans. To become part of the pod we ask that you:
1. Dedicate your Social Media Birthday Fundraiser to Sea Save Foundation Celebrations are always sweeter when shared, and now, you can make your birthday even more memorable by pledging your special day to our oceans. If you do not know how, don’t worry we will show you! Worried you might forget? Don’t worry we will remind you three weeks before your birthday.
2. Help us build even more robust programs Help us with a consistent donation pledge of $20, or more, each month. This will help us launch more ambitious plans knowing the revenue is there to underwrite our efforts.
3. Be part of our “hotline”. When a critical initiative is completed You will be the first to know. We will send you a text message and you can introduce the effort to your network.
We know you are doing this because you are a warrior wanting to make the greatest possible impact. But merfolk tradition is rooted in gratitude.
Your name will be added to our dedicated Mermaid Warrior webpage (if you desire)
You will receive two Mermaid Warrior Stickers
You will receive direct communications from the front lines of CITES and the United Nations during our critical treaty discussions
You will know you are part of an internal group of committed individuals making a difference.
Your choices matter. Avoid buying unsustainable and environmentally destructive goods, such as cosmetics containing microbeads, or jewelry made of coral or sea turtle shells. These products have been linked directly to destruction of marine ecosystems.
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Coin Up, an innovative mobile donation app, makes it easy to support Sea Save Foundation, through your everyday purchases on a monthly basis at a level that’s right for you.
Imagine thousands of friends like you donating even $5 a month in spare change from credit/debit card purchases. Together we can make real CHANGE for our oceans and the lives in it.
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Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise that supports Sea Save Foundation through vehicle donations.
Did you know your clunker car, RV, etc can be donated, tax deducted AND hauled away with just a phone call? No stress for you and this supports Sea Save Foundation as CARS makes donating your car easy. They take care of everything from the pick-up and sale to sending you the donation receipt and necessary tax documents.
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Sea Save Foundation is a non-partisan advocate for practical, science-based policies that defend ocean life while preserving local economies. To be successful, we need elected officials who understand what’s at stake. Before you vote, do your research to know which candidates, if elected, will be making ocean-friendly decisions. After elections are over, call and write to your elected officials, encouraging them to support ocean conservation measures. Make your commitment now to #VoteTheOcean
When plastic waste reaches the ocean, it kills birds, sea turtles, and marine mammals. Floating plastic debris often resembles food, and animals may choke or starve when plastic blocks their digestive systems. To help prevent these unnecessary deaths, choose reusable items over single-use plastic bags and bottles, and avoid products with excessive packaging. Sea Save is a proud strategic partner in the Plastic Pollution Coalition.
Learn more about Plastic Pollution and what Sea Save Foundation is doing about it.