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ISBN13: 9781930722668
ISBN10: 1930722664
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50 Ways to Save the Ocean addresses how we can both continue to enjoy and appreciate the ocean, yet also partake in actions that protect and conserve this vital resource.

Personal, and sometimes whimsical, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean addresses daily choices we can make to affect the health of our oceans:

  • What fish we should and shouldn't eat; how and where we vacation;
  • Maintaining? storm drains and driveway run-off;
  • Protecting our local water tables;
  • Proper diving, surfing, and tide pool etiquette;
  • And supporting local marine education.
Helvarg also looks at seemingly daunting issues and what we can do to stir the waters, including:
  • toxic pullutant runoff;
  • protecting wetlands and sanctuaries;
  • keeping oil rigs off our shores;
  • saving our reef environments;
  • and replenishing fish reserves.

Review:

"A workable blueprint for grassroots action to save the oceans." Robert Kennedy, Jr, president, Waterkeeper Alliance

Review:

"The ocean nurtures each and every one of us, without it human life cannot be sustained. So please read 50 Ways...and make it a part of your everyday life." Dr. Robert D. Ballard, author and discoverer of Titanic

Review:

"Combining wisdom and humor, scientific accuracy and artistic genious, Helvarg and Toomey show why the ocean matters to all of us." Sylvia Earle, Marine scientist, author and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence

Review:

"Helvarg's book does a great job connecting readers with the ocean and the many problems it faces. 50 Ways is a must-read for anyone and everyone who takes pleasure in the ocean environment." Surf Life for Women

Synopsis:

The oceans, and the challenges they face, are so vast that its easy to feel powerless to protect them. 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, written by veteran environmental journalist David Helvarg, focuses on practical, easily-implemented actions everyone can take to protect and conserve this vital resource. Well-researched, personal, and sometimes whimsical, the book addresses daily choices that affect the ocean's health: what fish should and should not be eaten; how and where to vacation; storm drains and driveway run-off; protecting local water tables; proper diving, surfing, and tide pool etiquette; and supporting local marine education. Helvarg also looks at what can be done to stir the waters of seemingly daunting issues such as toxic pollutant runoff; protecting wetlands and sanctuaries; keeping oil rigs off shore; saving reef environments; and replenishing fish reserves.

About the Author

David Helvarg is President of the Blue Frontier Campaign and the author of two books, Blue Frontier and The War Against the Greens. He divides his time between Washington DC and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Table of Contents

1. Go to the Beach
2. Visit an Aquarium
3. Eat organic and vegetarian foods whenever possible
4. If you chose to eat seafood make sure it?s sustainable
5. Grow a natural yard and garden
6. Maintain an earth (and ocean) friendly Driveway. If that works try a Green Roof.
7. Reduce Toxic Household Pollutants
8. Drive a fuel-efficient car, car pool, or use public transit
9. Don?t use your Storm Drain as a toilet
10. Support Marine Education in our schools
11. Support your local swamp
12. Restore a stream, river or watershed
13. Get Married on a Wild Beach
14. Build or Buy well back from the Beach
15. Upgrade your house above hurricane code
16. When diving ? take only pictures, leave only bubbles
17. Count the fish, then do some light housekeeping for them
18. Join in a Beach Cleanup
19. Don?t waste water
20. Save Energy for yourself and the Sea
21. Protect the dunes so they?ll protect you
22. Be a Blue Boater
23. Go slow around Manatees, birds and other boats
24. Go to a Zoning Board Meeting
25. Join a marine mammal rescue center
26. Be a Marine Sanctuary Volunteer
27. Create your own Wilderness Parks under the sea
28. Keep an ocean-friendly Aquarium
29. Don?t dump ?exotic? plants and animals
30. Don?t shell out for Sea Turtle products
31. Don?t feed the sharks (or let them feed on you)
32. Go on a whale-watching trip
33. Take your kids to a Tide Pool
34. Take your kids surfing (or have them take you)
35. Use less plastic
36. Fish for fun, food and the future
37. Find out if your cruise ship is ocean friendly
38. Walk on whatever beach you want
39. Learn your local maritime history
40. Get to know a ?Coastie?
41. Don?t buy coral jewelry or (sea) snake oil remedies
42. Be a careful consumer and traveler
43. Talk to your cousin in Kansas about the weather
44. Learn the tides and the navigation charts
45. Join an ocean expedition from your home computer or in person.
46. Keep oil off your shore
47. Buy an ocean-friendly license plate or bake a cookie
48. Find joy and solace in the sea and talk about it in your place of worship
49. Vote the Coast
50. Be a Seaweed Rebel

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lcorreac, December 2, 2006 (view all comments by lcorreac)
I am from Chile. I was born in Iquique;a small city sorrounded by beautiful beaches and which is inside of the driest desert of the world.
I can say that since I remember I was always a girl who enjoyed playing in the sea. My father is a Marine Biologist so he taught me amazing things about ocean wildlife and its nature.
My most beautiful memory is related to my work as a volunteer by supporting an envirnonmental foreign coordinator whose native language did not allow him to communicate with people around the male dolphin. I volunteered with language tanslation, nonetheless, I can say that regardless of my assignment I discovered the beauty of wildlife and the insignificance of human kind. Menique, the dolphin (he) was the one who taught me the importance of "not knowing any alphabetic system" and a specific language per se. In the beginning he was very rude and mean to me, because he did not know me. Finally he allowed me to be in that felthy water which was his "habitat" until he died.
He was rescued by an european environmental organization and was taken into Cuba. He was sick and after a while being in Cuba he died of Pneumonia. Even more, his soulmate had died months before him. The cause was the ignorance and arrogance of the Human Kind.
Since then, I came to US by fortune and stayed. I became a public school teacher; currently teaching preschoolers and trying to make a difference into these little minds about the awareness of protecting nature and wildlife.

Thanks
Leslie Correa.
Dallas, TX

(My apologies for any mistakes made in my grammar)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781930722668
Author:
Helvarg, David
Publisher:
Inner Ocean Publishing
Illustrator:
Toomey, Jim
Foreword:
Cousteau, Philippe
Foreword:
Toomey, Jim
Author:
Cousteau, Philippe
Author:
Toomey, Jim
Author:
Helvarg, David
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Marine resources conservation
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
NATURE / Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Inner Ocean Action Guide
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 BandW illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13 oz

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Product details 208 pages Inner Ocean Publishing - English 9781930722668 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A workable blueprint for grassroots action to save the oceans."
"Review" by , "The ocean nurtures each and every one of us, without it human life cannot be sustained. So please read 50 Ways...and make it a part of your everyday life."
"Review" by , "Combining wisdom and humor, scientific accuracy and artistic genious, Helvarg and Toomey show why the ocean matters to all of us."
"Review" by , "Helvarg's book does a great job connecting readers with the ocean and the many problems it faces. 50 Ways is a must-read for anyone and everyone who takes pleasure in the ocean environment."
"Synopsis" by ,
The oceans, and the challenges they face, are so vast that its easy to feel powerless to protect them. 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, written by veteran environmental journalist David Helvarg, focuses on practical, easily-implemented actions everyone can take to protect and conserve this vital resource. Well-researched, personal, and sometimes whimsical, the book addresses daily choices that affect the ocean's health: what fish should and should not be eaten; how and where to vacation; storm drains and driveway run-off; protecting local water tables; proper diving, surfing, and tide pool etiquette; and supporting local marine education. Helvarg also looks at what can be done to stir the waters of seemingly daunting issues such as toxic pollutant runoff; protecting wetlands and sanctuaries; keeping oil rigs off shore; saving reef environments; and replenishing fish reserves.
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