SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 17, October 2016 - Page 95

1 Topic : 5 Facts

How well do you know the ocean?

This regular feature will help acquaint you with our blue planet.

Topic: How Can You Save the Ocean?

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. The less trash there is, the less likely it is to reach the sea!

Say no to plastic water bottles, straws, and bags. They are easily carried by the wind to the ocean. Just say, “No thanks!” and bring your own reusable bottle, straw, or bag.

Where does your stormwater go? The greatest contributor of oil pollution in the ocean comes from cars. Find out where your storm drains lead and educate the community. The EPA has a simple stencil program you can implement today!

If seafood is on the menu, make sure you’re supporting a sustainable fishery. Get yourself a pocket guide from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program.

Share what you know with others. Your voice is an important one, use it!