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10 Surprising Ways to Restore Our Oceans

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10 Surprising Ways to Restore Our Oceans

In a previous post, I wrote about Oceana, Ted Dansonís amazing book. Heís got a lot of great save-the-ocean tips in there for what you can do to keep our oceans clean, and help to protect the magical life beneath its surface. But I thought of 10 more ways that might surprise you, and which anyone can do even if you live far, far away from any ocean or sea.

1: Go fishing! And eat your local fish. Catch it yourself if you can. Or buy it (or trade for it) with a local fisherman. But before you do that, make sure your local water is clean (good luck with that). At least youíll be getting personally acquainted with your local fish and what they need to thrive.

2: Take Wholemega fish capsules instead of eating fish. I have heard personally from Tom Newmark, Chairman of the Board of New Chapter vitamins, how sustainably and carefully the company collects its fish oil from wild-caught Alaskan salmon. I trust their fish oil. So can you.

Here’s an easy and delicious fish dish

3: Avoid plastics at all costs. OK. Plastic is made from petroleum. Oil harvesting is a major, major source of ocean pollution (and wastes oil on things we donít need). Then we throw it out and it ends up in the ocean again. How stupid is that?! One more reason to be as plastic free as you can.

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4:07PM PDT on Apr 1, 2014

There should be more of these actions.

5:46AM PST on Feb 16, 2012

I think to encourage people to go fishing is a bad idea, so many fishes are already being mass-murdered commercially, we really don't need any additional fish murderers. Fish is absolutely NOT essential to human diet!
That using sunscreen is bad I didn't know. O_O And it sucks... problem is, once my skin gets tanned and accustomed to the sun I no longer need any. Problem is, that rarely happens. Here in Germany you typically get summer weather for a few days, then some weeks of cold rainy weather until the next sunny spell, so the skin needs to get accustomed all over again. On the "bright side" (although I hate it), this way you rarely have a need for sunscreen at all here.

1:02PM PDT on Jul 18, 2011

Thank you very much.

Best way to save all life forms in the sea: only vegetarian/vegan food :)

Only when the last tree has been cut down; Only when the last river has been poisoned; Only when the last fish has been caught; Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
(Native American proverb)

"We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together as brothers." (Martin Luther King)

3:27AM PDT on Jul 5, 2011

Interesting. Thank you.

3:47AM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

Noted with thanks.

6:44PM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

Hey, thanks for the article. The Oceans are one place humans have yet to completly engulf and spreading messages like this will help good-doer's realise what else they can do to help! :)

5:37PM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

thank you for these tips!

9:34PM PDT on Jun 2, 2011

after reading i wil sincerely follow the 3,6 steps it's my oath

5:55PM PDT on Jun 2, 2011

THANKS.

3:31PM PDT on Jun 2, 2011

clean water is good!

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