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The Ocean Ecosystem

The Latest On: The Ocean Ecosystem

February 24, 2015 | Blog Post

Pushing Our Oceans to the Precipice of Extinction

A new study published last month in Science finds that damage caused to marine ecosystems from overharvesting, oil drilling and climate change is a major threat to ocean vitality.

February 21, 2015 | Feature

Because Oceans Need Lawyers Too

Our oceans are in crisis. Overfishing, pollution, and habitat fragmentation are wearing down the health of ocean ecosystems. In a teleconference, attorneys Steve Mashuda and David Henkin discuss how Earthjustice is fighting to protect and build the resilience of our ocean ecosystems.

December 31, 2014 | Feature

Legal Docket 2015: Highlights

With the generous investment of our members, we have taken on some of the biggest environmental challenges across the country, expanding our legal docket to more than 370 active cases. See highlights from this year's Legal Docket.

November 24, 2014 | Blog Post

Protecting Marine Eardrums

Navy training is essential to national security, but there's a way to minimize the harm that it inflicts on marine mammals.

November 20, 2014 | Case

Saving the Bigeye Tuna

Conservation groups have sued the National Marine Fisheries Service over a new rule allowing the Hawai‘i-based longline fleet to fish beyond limits set by international agreements meant to protect bigeye tuna and other imperiled marine species.

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