Weedy sea dragon, in the kelp forest of Tasmania, Australia. (David Doubilet / daviddoubilet.com)
Earthjustice's ocean litigation is working to broaden the federal government's fragmented approach by taking a more holistic view of the ocean ecosystem, a crucial tactic in buffering the ocean against a changing environment.
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Forage fish are delicious to just about everything bigger than themselves. But they are being overfished to feed land-based creatures, bringing Earthjustice into the fight to keep the ocean well-stocked for salmon, whales, seals and more.
A number of environmental stressors are battering an ecosystem that was once thought to be unsinkable—the ocean.
Earthjustice attorneys across eleven offices are using the law to protect the deep seas from the Atlantic to the Pacific and everywhere in between.
Despite its remarkable rebound, the Cabo Pulmo reef in the Gulf of California and other coral reefs worldwide—and the marine food web as a whole—face deep peril.
As carbon pollution increases, oceans absorb the carbon, creating acidic waters that are hostile to species that build shells or skeletons of calcium carbonate.
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Oceans provide invaluable resources by feeding the world, creating happiness and absorbing the world's carbon pollution.
A whale's keen sense of hearing is vital in every aspect of its life history. Experts agree that exposure to sonar blasts can cause serious injury or death from hemorrhages or other tissue trauma.
Coral reefs in the Caribbean survive partly through the habits of parrotfish, which graze on algae that would otherwise stunt the corals' growth. An Earthjustice lawsuit seeks to protect these fish from overfishing.
Earthjustice is representing citizens and conservation groups in litigation to protect Hawaiʻi’s reefs and coastal areas from the unlimited collection of fish and other wildlife for aquariums.
The ocean's underwater creatures are swimming against the tide of multiple environmental stressors. Learn about some of the wildlife who are at risk and the threats they face.
Acclaimed underwater photographer David Doubilet has spent decades photographing underwater images, witnessing firsthand how ocean stressors have negatively impacted the aquatic environment he loves.
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Port Clyde fishermen are modeling a standard that allows them to continue their fishing tradition, while also allowing the fish stocks to rebound.
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When Hawaiʻi's longline fleets catch yellowfin tuna and other target fish species on its hooks, false killer whales are attracted to this all-you-can-eat buffet and are often wounded or killed by the gear.
For more than 100 million years, sea turtles have charted the seven seas. But over just a few short decades, these ancient and resilient creatures have succumbed to human activities, and their numbers are now plunging.