marine life

Fish swimming under water (© Damsea/Shutterstock.com)

The climate crisis threatens these marine creatures [photo gallery]

About 1 out of 3 ocean species will be extinct by 2100 if immediate climate action isn't taken soon, says a new report.
Sea turtle swimming over coral reef (© Willyam Bradberry/Shutterstock)

These sea turtles face peril

Learn about the greatest threats to sea turtles, and how conservationists are working to ensure a future for these prehistoric creatures.
Snorkeler swimming near whale shark (© Helmut Corneli/Alamy)

Protecting the ocean from 5 big threats [photo gallery]

Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health, how the U.S. government is working to address them, and how you can help.
Children playing in large field of plastic waste (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

U.S. works to reduce plastic pollution

Private and public sectors in the United States are working to combat plastic pollution in landfills and in the ocean. Learn more here.
2 beluga whales (© Waterframe/Alamy)

U.S. protects endangered species [photo gallery]

Since passing the Endangered Species Act in 1973, the United States has helped save nearly extinct creatures. Meet six of them here.
Sea turtle and fish seen underwater above coral (© Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild/Getty Images)

Countries step up efforts to protect marine wildlife

Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama are creating one of the world's largest marine protected areas. Learn more about this partnership.
Woman walking dog in forest shrouded by fog (© Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Images)

U.S. innovators use AI to protect land and ocean habitats

Learn about U.S.-developed artificial intelligence tools that are helping to save coral reefs and forests.
Men handing packages to each other between boats (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower)

How the U.S. helps partners tackle illegal fishing

The United States is working with partner nations to combat illegal fishing, protecting a valuable food source and preserving ecosystems.
A whale swimming (NOAA Fisheries)

Scientists find mysterious whale is a species all its own

U.S. scientists have determined that a critically endangered whale is actually a new species. Learn more about the discovery of Rice's whale.