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The Ocean Ecosystem

The Latest On: The Ocean Ecosystem

April 15, 2009 | Case

Saving Sea Turtles From Oil Spills And Longline Fisheries

Two Earthjustice lawsuits were required to get the federal government to act on stressors that are causing terrible harm to sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, the government must act to reduce harm from spilled oil and longline fishing operations.

March 17, 2009 | Case

Defending False Killer Whales From Longlines

False killer whales are suffering because of Hawaii’s longline fisheries. Earthjustice is in court to ensure that these majestic creatures are protected from death and serious injury.

June 11, 2008 | Feature

Industrial Fishing and Herring

To glimpse a herring school darting through the ocean's waters, moving like a single, iridescent organism is a spectacle indeed. But these silvery synchronized swimmers are more than just a pretty sight. The small schooling fish form the cornerstone of New England's marine ecosystem with whales, seabirds, striped bass and tuna depending on herring for survival.