A dolphin and calf floating beneath the water's surface, with beams of sunshine shining onto them.

Marine animals.

Fishing, hunting, environmental destruction and climate change are all threats to these individual, sensitive and feeling members of a crucial and delicate ecosystem.
Large number of small fishes swimming through sea water
Sea lion swimming through a shallow sea
Sea lion swimming through a shallow sea

A crucial ecosystem

There’s a reason our home is called ‘the Blue Planet’. Oceans cover around 71% of the Earth, and these vast depths harbour 99% of the globe’s ‘living space’. This mysterious world feels distinct from our own, yet both are inextricably linked.

Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, it touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere, is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.
Dr. Sylvia Earle
"The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean’s Are One"
A large number of fishes caught in fish net
A polar bear mother trying to save her two baby cubs from drowning while standing on patch of glacier that is separated from mainland
A polar bear mother trying to save her two baby cubs from drowning while standing on patch of glacier that is separated from mainland

Harmful practices

Scientists estimate that more than nine out of 10 marine species have not even been identified, while up to a quarter of those known are already at risk of extinction. Humans — only one species out of so many — are making a huge impact on these animals. Fishing, hunting, environmental destruction and climate change are all threats to these individual members of a crucial and delicate ecosystem.

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golden fishes n ocean

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