Sharks and other ocean wildlife depend on a healthy ocean ecosystem. Because of climate change, ocean ecosystems and coastal communities are facing big challenges: warming seas, shifting fish stocks, and unusual events including sea lion mortality and seabird breeding failure.
Recently, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a regional plan to implement a new climate science strategy to monitor the effects of climate change on the Pacific Ocean. Here at Wild Oceans, we think this is a big step in the right direction, and will greatly help regional fisheries managers prepare for climate change by drawing clear lines between science and management.
This Shark Week, join us in telling the NMFS that their work is greatly appreciated. Take action and thank the NMFS for addressing climate change head-on.