Oceans are damaged every day by oil and gas drilling, pollution, and industrial impacts.
Human activities are changing the ocean's chemistry, destroying habitats, and killing marine life. NRDC has pioneered ways to restore and protect our oceans from destructive practices. To make sure marine life stays healthy, we fight against threats like offshore drilling in sensitive areas, plastic pollution, and ocean acidification.
What We're Doing
We fight to shield the Arctic and Atlantic from the devastating hazards of oil drilling.
Hundreds of marine life species eat or get entangled in plastic. We work to keep this trash from reaching the ocean at all.
We push the federal government for more research on the effects of an increasingly corrosive ocean caused by carbon pollution.
Despite an international ban on whaling, these marine mammals are still being killed across the globe. We fight to stop this illegal act.