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10 Things You Can Do to Help Our Ocean

What can one person do to make a difference for the marine environment? Many of us in Ocean City are dedicated to advancing the knowledge, use, and conservation of the earth, its oceans and its other resources. Here are 10 things you can do to help our ocean:

1.) Learn all you can about the ocean.

2.) Be a smart shopper and seafood chef. Ask restaurants and grocery stores about the source of their seafood. Find out how to properly prepare your catch.

3.) Conserve water. Be careful when taking a bath or shower, washing your car, watering your lawn.

4.) Limit your use of household pollutants, including herbicides, pesticides, lawn fertilizers, and nonbiodegradable cleaning products.

5.) Reduce waste. Recycle, re-use, and compost whenever possible.

6.) Reduce automobile pollution. Use fuel-efficient vehicles or carpool. Recycle motor oil.

7.) Protect ocean wildlife. Don’t dispose of fishing line, nets, or plastic items in or near the water.

8.) Be considerate of sea life and their habitat. Don’t feed sea birds, turtles, or marine mammals, or disturb their nursery grounds.

9.) Get involved. Take part in a beach cleanup or other ocean-oriented activity.

10.) Care about the ocean! Pass on your knowledge!

Boost your "Ocean IQ" at www.ocean.udel.edu!

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