The Gulf Stream Current

It runs from the Gulf of Mexico, around and up the eastern shores of the United States, then heads east, and finally returns to a southbound coarse, protecting the coast of Europe and the United Kingdom. Disturb that flow, alter the course and life-forms, and the entire Northern Hemisphere is in immediate danger. Europe and the UK could be thrown into chaos as the protective warm waters gave way, freeze killing off thousands of people at a time. The U.S. would not be unscathed either. Our own shores are also protected by the Gulf Stream. Now realize that the rest of the delicate balance could be thrown off by changes in the Gulf Stream. What we do in one area could realistically and seriously devastate the entire planet. Read more

Pete Bethune Interview : Part One

Pete Bethune Interview – Part One:

Recently John Taylor from Protect The Ocean got a chance to chat with Pete Bethune. The session has been turned into several videos, which we are editing at this very moment and hope to be able to provide to you shortly.  A transcription and additional details will be posted as they become available.

First, a preface from JT:  People sometimes look at this as an awesome life, working on issues that matter (to us and the world,) being involved, in the heart of things.  To be honest, it’s a job (per se) like any other.  We who do it are glad that we’re able to, but we tend to see it as what we do, just like anyone else.  It’s kinda like Tia Marie Torres from “Pitbulls and Parolees” says, “It is my hope that one day I won’t have to.”  Not a one of us has any higher a hope than to live in a world where what we work towards is an everyday thing — where people are always conscious and responsible about their impact on the planet, the freshwater and oceans of the world, and are caring and considerate towards the creatures that live in and on this earth, people amongst them.  Until that happens, we who work towards those ends have no real choice but to keep up the fight, do do what we can, whatever we can, to save the planet and all that lives here from what looks to be a certain and impending destruction.  Some realistic estimates say that unless we are successful very soon, this earth’s oceans have just a couple decades, a score of years left to live. Read more

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Coastal and Beach Clean Ups – Add Your Event

Beach Clean Up

Protect The Ocean would like to help you and your organization spread the word about your beach or coastal cleanup project. Posting your beach cleanup project on multiple websites will increase the chances that it will be found on the Internet, resulting in larger event participation. Grow your membership and following! This posting is free for established groups. Read more