Corals and Other Invertebrates | Oceana

Oceans are home to a diverse assortment of corals, starfish, jellyfish, sea slugs, kelp and more. Corals are living creatures that often live in compact colonies and build up coral reefs, the biggest of which is the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Corals and other invertebrates face major threats from climate change and destructive fishing like dynamite fishing, bottom trawling and more.

Learn fun facts about how you can help protect corals and other invertebrates by click a species below.

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Pacific Purple Sea Urchin

Christmas Tree Worm

Fried Egg Jellyfish


Monday, July 23, 2018

Ted Danson and Katharine McPhee Headline Oceana's SeaChange Summer Party

11th Annual Event Raises Over $1.2 Million for Ocean Conservation

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Oceana Celebrates Belize's Removal from UNESCO's Sites in Danger List

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Fishery council safeguards 16,000 square miles off California

April, 2018

More than 362,000 Square Miles of Fragile Seafloor Habitats Protected from Destructive Bottom Trawling off U.S. Pacific Coast

In a unanimous vote, the Pacific Fishery Management Council acted to protect more than 362,000 square miles of seafloor (an area equivalent to the size of Germany) from bottom trawling, a destructive fishing practice in which heavy fishing gear is dragged across the seabed. This action will safeguard a unique variety of coral gardens, sponge beds, rocky reefs, and deep-sea ecosystems that provide nurseries, food, and shelter for many species — including lingcod, sablefish, flatfish, sharks, rays, and more than 60 species of rockfish.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New England Fishery Managers Vote to Protect Over 25,000 Square Miles of Deep-Sea Corals from Destructive Fishing

Oceana Urges National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration to Approve Plan to Ban Harmful Trawl and Dredge Fishing