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The oceans, and the challenges they face, are so vast that it’s 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.

Synopsis:

Whether you play in the waves, work in its waters, are nourished by its bounty, or are refreshed by its beauty, the oceans need us-now. Written by ocean advocate David Helvarg and illustrated by Jim Toomey, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean addresses daily choices we can make to restore, preserve, and ultimately respect the great seas including: What fish you should and shouldn't eat, and which are endangered or could impact your health, How saving energy can help save the sea, Proper diving, surfing, and tide pool etiquette, Supporting local marine education, Keeping an ocean-friendly aquarium. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Go to the beach — Get married on a wild beach — Dive responsibly — Be a blue boater — Keep your home aquarium ocean friendly — Go on a whale-watching trip — Visit a tide pool — Take kids surfing, or have them take you — Fish for fun, food, and the future — Walk on whatever beach you want — Talk about the ocean in your place of worship — Eat organic and vegetarian foods — Eat seafood that's healthy and sustainable — Grow a natural yard and garden (and play on a natural green) — Conserve water — Conserve energy to help the seas and yourself — Be a marine sanctuary volunteer — Prevent sea turtles from going the way of dinosaurs — Use less plastic — Opt out of the throwaway culture — Raise funds for ocean conservation — Maintain an ocean-friendly driveway or green roof — Keep your household refuse nontoxic — Drive a fuel-efficient car, join a car pool, or use public transit — Don't use your storm drain as if it were a toilet — Upgrade your house above hurricane code — Join in a coastal cleanup — Protect our waters from invasive organisms (exotic critters) — Sail on an ocean-friendly cruise ship — Support your local wetlands — Restore a stream, river, or watershed — Live a reasonable distance from the beach — Count the fish; then do some light — Housekeeping for them — Protect the dunes so they'll protect us — Power down around whales, manatees, and other marine wildlife — Join a marine mammal rescue center — Work to create wilderness parks under the sea — Don't feed the sharks (or let them feed on you) — Don't exploit sea creatures for vanity's sake — Keep oil off our shore — Visit an aquarium — Support marine education in our schools — Speak for the seas at local public hearings — Learn your local maritime history — Talk to your cousin in Kansas about the weather — Learn how to navigate and read the tides — Immerse yourself in blue media — Go on a live or virtual ocean expedition — Vote for those who protect the coast — Be a seaweed rebel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781577317036
Publisher:
Inner Ocean Pub.
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Author:
Jim Toomey
Author:
Helvarg, David
Author:
David Helvarg
Author:
Toomey, Jim
Author:
Philippe Cousteau
Author:
Cousteau, Philippe
Subject:
NATURE / Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Marine resources conservation
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060322
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology

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"Synopsis" by , Whether you play in the waves, work in its waters, are nourished by its bounty, or are refreshed by its beauty, the oceans need us-now. Written by ocean advocate David Helvarg and illustrated by Jim Toomey, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean addresses daily choices we can make to restore, preserve, and ultimately respect the great seas including: What fish you should and shouldn't eat, and which are endangered or could impact your health, How saving energy can help save the sea, Proper diving, surfing, and tide pool etiquette, Supporting local marine education, Keeping an ocean-friendly aquarium. Book jacket.
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