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Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification

Pillar coral

Your beach may be more polluted than you think. Each hour we dump one ton of invisible pollution into the ocean; if it were a visible, tangible substance like oil, we would demand that the spill be halted. Even though you can't see it, this pollution threatens our sea life -- from the smallest of plankton to the greatest of whales.

The pollution is carbon dioxide, and it's making our oceans more acidic.

Ocean acidification is linked to global warming in that both are caused by CO2 buildup and both threaten to cause unprecedented devastation to the planet's biome. The early effects are already here: Baby oysters cannot survive in waters off the Pacific Northwest, coral growth has been stunted in Florida, and polar waters have eroded the shells of prey that sustain Alaska's salmon and whales.

Sign our petition and tell the president and the Environmental Protection Agency we must act now to end ocean acidification.

It's time for the Environmental Protection Agency to act to save our sea life! Protect our coastal ecosystems and communities from ocean acidification. If the EPA waits too long, the impacts on our oceans -- their coral reefs, fisheries and other marine life -- could be devastating.

The president and the EPA have the power to prevent the harmful impacts of ocean acidification. We urge the EPA to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to:

-- develop a national plan to address ocean acidification;
-- identify waters impaired by ocean acidification;
-- monitor our coastal ecosystems, coral reefs and fisheries for impacts.

We support swift and decisive action to curb CO2pollution that is threatening to change the oceans as we know them -- teeming with rich, colorful life.
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Number Date Name Location
77165 Wed Mar 22 12:01:23 EDT 2017 Carli Pinney Taunton, GB+M3 , GB
77164 Wed Mar 22 09:24:52 EDT 2017 ibrahim rexhepi ville la grand, FR+A6 , FR
77163 Wed Mar 22 04:03:25 EDT 2017 Greg Jameson Gurnee, IL , US
77162 Tue Mar 21 17:07:10 EDT 2017 Madeline Kelly Saratoga Springs, NY , US
77161 Tue Mar 21 11:37:51 EDT 2017 Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN , US
77160 Tue Mar 21 09:23:15 EDT 2017 Barbara Delgado Miami, FL , US
77159 Tue Mar 21 01:46:32 EDT 2017 Beatriz Pallanes Santa Ana, CA , US
77158 Mon Mar 20 18:16:01 EDT 2017 Paul Tuff Salinas, CA , US
77157 Mon Mar 20 16:21:35 EDT 2017 Hilarey Benda Los Angeles, CA , US
77156 Mon Mar 20 15:55:57 EDT 2017 Mrs. Meaghan Black and Mr. Joseph Shavalier Hollister, CA , US
77155 Mon Mar 20 15:55:57 EDT 2017 Mrs. Meaghan Black and Mr. Joseph Shavalier Hollister, CA , US
77154 Mon Mar 20 14:00:26 EDT 2017 James Masi SAN FRANCISCO, CA , US
77153 Mon Mar 20 13:08:35 EDT 2017 Connie Williams Platte City, MO , US
77152 Mon Mar 20 11:54:13 EDT 2017 D. Dell Metairie, LA , US
77151 Mon Mar 20 09:34:58 EDT 2017 Massimo Savigni Modena, ot , IT
77150 Mon Mar 20 08:47:11 EDT 2017 shelia jons St. Helens, ot , GB
77149 Mon Mar 20 08:12:00 EDT 2017 Anneret Smit Bloemfontein, ot , ZA
77148 Mon Mar 20 05:36:38 EDT 2017 .annamarie jones CA, CA , US
77147 Mon Mar 20 05:26:32 EDT 2017 Annamaria Rizzo Brescia, ot , IT
77146 Mon Mar 20 03:48:04 EDT 2017 Zoe Spiropoulou Haidari, ot , GR
77145 Mon Mar 20 01:21:55 EDT 2017 Robin Stano West Caldwell, NJ , US
77144 Mon Mar 20 00:44:26 EDT 2017 M E Miller Santa Clara, CA , US
77143 Mon Mar 20 00:34:49 EDT 2017 Andrea Logan Saint Charles, IL , US
77142 Sun Mar 19 23:37:53 EDT 2017 Maria Rainho Watertown, MA , US
77141 Sun Mar 19 22:34:52 EDT 2017 Bonnie Zotos Huntley, IL , US
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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