Oceans

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.
Military personnel walking on deck of ship (© Agus Soeparto/Indonesian Presidential Office/AP Images)

Southeast Asian countries challenge China over maritime claims

Countries in Southeast Asia are confronting the People's Republic of China over China's expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea.
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Protecting the Titanic wreck site

The Titanic is an important historical artifact. Under an agreement that has now come into force, the wreck site will be protected and secured.
Three people shaking hands (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Australia, Japan and U.S. work toward maritime security

The three countries announced that they are committed to increasing the presence of maritime law enforcement in the Indo-Pacific region.
Tanker ship on fire in ocean (© ISNA/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian regime’s aggression raises shipping costs

The U.S. condemns the Iranian government's attempt to harass a British vessel near the Strait of Hormuz. Learn what this aggression also means for trade.
Person carrying large tuna on a dock (© Ezra Acayan/NurPhoto/Corbis/Getty Images)

U.S. and Philippines combat illegal fishing

For decades the U.S. has supported the Philippines' marine conservation efforts, resulting in more fish, bigger fish and a sustainable fishing industry.
Group of men in a small room (© Rodrigo Abd/AP Images)

Why are Venezuelan pirates killing Caribbean fishermen?

Venezuelan pirates in the Caribbean Sea are engaged in a booming black-market trade in diapers, narcotics, gasoline and humans.
Two people holding fishing nets (Romwell Mari Sanchez for USAID/Philippines)

Preserving the ocean’s bounty for Filipino fishers

A USAID grant seeks to counteract destructive fishing practices and environmental threats as well as help Filipino fishers preserve their way of life.
US Navy ship (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Benjamin Dobbs)

U.S. Navy conducts routine transit of Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Navy sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait as part of its commitment to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.