With climate change and pollution getting worse, and new threats like seabed mining on the horizon, our oceans urgently need help.
As part of our work to protect the oceans, in April we launched a 10-month Pole to Pole expedition from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Scientists and Greenpeace campaigners on board the ship have teamed up to research the threats of climate change, overfishing, plastic pollution, deep sea mining and oil drilling.
The first images from the expedition are featured below, take a look.
Today, on World Oceans Day, people around the world are supporting Greenpeace’s global call to protect the world’s oceans. Over the next year, alongside half a million people from around the world, we’re calling for the most ambitious ocean protection yet – a third of the world’s oceans in sanctuaries by 2030.
Scientists tell us that if we can protect a third of our oceans beyond national borders in the next decade, they can recover and thrive. But we have to act now, and we have to act together. Sign the petition and join the campaign here: https://act.gp/2I1ysrt