The ocean is one of our most important resources. Not only is it home to marine life, but it also absorbs carbon emissions from our atmosphere to help us combat climate change. When the ocean absorbs too much carbon, it causes the water temperature to rise, become more acidic and decreases oxygen levels. These changes can affect the plants and animals that live in the ocean and will ultimately affect humans around the world. Click here to learn more about the oceans relationship to climate change from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Here are some ways you can keep our oceans healthy:
- Reduce waste consumption
- Buy sustainable seafood
- Participate in litter clean-ups
- Be an eco-warrior and participate in Pacific Beach Coalitions Street to Beach Cleanups
* Not sure how to make sure you're able to cleanup safely? Use this coupon to receive 20% off of safety and clean-up equipment from Hassett Hardware and check out Sea Hugger's website for some best practices for your DIY clean-up.