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Get Involved: What You Can Do
Whether you're going on an exotic, outdoorsy vacation or going about your daily routine, there are countless things you can do to help ensure that our oceans are healthy. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
On land, stay on trails, and if you're boating, avoid running aground or dropping anchor on a reef. If you're a diver, choose an environmentally aware dive operator, and don't touch marine life ‑- it's fragile. Practice the "no-take" philosophy whenever you dive.
Be a Smart Consumer
By reducing your contribution to carbon emissions, you can conserve energy and reduce your "footprint." This includes turning off lights when you don't need them, replacing traditional light bulbs with energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs, driving less and driving a fuel-efficient vehicle.
Volunteer Your Time
There are countless ways in which you can volunteer your time to help protect marine mammals, coral reefs and the world's oceans. For example, you can join the International Coastal Cleanup, which is held in hundreds of locations across the United States and around the globe each September. And check out our links to learn more about other organizations and their work.
Check out these links to learn more about species that are at risk and to learn where you can volunteer and where you can find the latest news about the world's oceans.
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