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The New Website on the Block

Posted Thu, May 10, 2007 by maureen

Meet Mike.

Mike had an idea: 1,000 organizations promote their environmentally friendly initiatives for 2008 "under one roof."

Mike put his idea into practice by launching

Help Mike reach his goal by spreading the word.

Go Mike, go!

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And the MOMMIE goes to...

Posted Wed, Feb 21, 2007 by maureen

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a spray-painted pregnant mannequin bestowed to uncomfortable chlor-alkalai chlorine plant executives...

Five days before the Oscars, Oceana announced the winners of the inaugural Masters of Making Mercury in the Environment (MOMMIE) Awards, celebrating America's chlorine plants for outstanding achievement in the field of poisoning our tuna fish sandwiches. In 2004, the FDA advised women who might become pregnant, women who are pregnant, nursing mothers and young children to limit their consumption of certain types of seafood to prevent mercury contamination.

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Don't Forget -- Valentine's Day is Wednesday February 14!

Posted Wed, Feb 7, 2007 by maureen

Roses are red,

Oceans are blue,

Enjoy these free e-cards,

As our Valentine's gift to you!



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Top 10 signs you may be an ocean advocate

Posted Fri, Dec 15, 2006 by maureen

10. Your family all got sea turtle cookie cutters as stocking stuffers.

9. You know all the words to Joe Vasconcellos's "Fish Don't Cry."

8. You're willing to cross state lines to shop at a green list grocery store.

7. Your ringtone is a dolphin "clicking."

6. Your baby shower presents are accompanied with the FDA mercury warning.

5. You think Happy Feet has got Oscar written all over it.

4. You've got more fish guides in your wallet than credit cards.

3. You think Ted Danson is famous because of his ocean advocacy.

2. You changed your pin code to "2048."

1. Your bumper sticker says "I Heart Krill."

Don't fit the bill? Become an ocean advocate now.

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Adopt a sea creature this holiday season!

Posted Wed, Nov 29, 2006 by maureen

How do you want to spend your holiday season?

Option A) Sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic until you circle the mall looking for a parking spot and finally steal one from a little old lady before dashing into the mall to buy over-priced trinkets that your loved ones don't really need.

Option B) Giving the gift of the oceans by adopting an endangered marine creature. Your donation to Oceana will help protect whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and other creatures and promote healthy oceans. And with a donation of $25 or more, the recipient of your choice will receive a cookie cutter in the shape of your adopted creature. And believe me - they are CUTE!

If you want to skip the mall madness and do something special this year, adopt a creature here.

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Big Oil is at it again

Posted Thu, Nov 16, 2006 by maureen

The Bush Administration, through the Minerals Management Service (MMS), is proposing to sell oil and gas leases between 2007 and 2012 in the Arctic and off the coast of Virginia.

America's Arctic oceans, are home to native subsistence communities, endangered whales, polar bears, walrus, endangered birds, and some of our nation's most important fisheries, including the world's largest salmon run in Bristol Bay. A catastrophic oil spill in America's Arctic oceans is extremely likely, considering the time period it would take to extract the petroleum resources. And the oil companies have even admitted they would not be able to clean up an oil spill in the icy conditions of the Arctic Ocean.

MMS is also pushing to sell oil and gas leases off the coast of Virginia. The majority of law makers along the Atlantic coast are against this unnecessary expansion of oil and gas development, because it puts their shores at risk.

The best part of all? The MMS is not accepting email comments on the issue. But fret not! For we've created an online petition.

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Discussion boards are here!

Posted Mon, Nov 13, 2006 by maureen

check 'em out

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New! Holiday Flowers

Posted Wed, Nov 8, 2006 by maureen

Our friends over at Organic Bouquet have a wonderful deal for all you WaveMakers. Order any item through the link below, and 10% of the purchase price goes to Oceana to help us fight to protect the flora and fauna of our oceans!

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Dive In to Ocean Activism

Posted Mon, Nov 6, 2006 by maureen

Forget seeing your name in lights - seeing your name underwater is all the rage.

Check out our new flash!

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