for Ocean Habitat!
actions, little or big, can make a whale-sized difference in taking
care of the whales' ocean environment. You'll be surprised at
and easy it is to help the world's Great Whales.
Teacher Margaret Black shared her research so we can all start now! For example.
Wildlife Federation lists these ways for you to give our oceans a boost
by doing actions like this every day:
- Choose items with reusable or recyclable packaging.
- Avoid littering.
Recycle paper and other “recyclables.” This
habit will produce less garbage and help reduce the chance of sending
litter to the oceans (even from garbage dumps). Ocean litter can entangle
or choke wildlife.
- Use rechargeable batteries for battery-powered appliances.
of toxic waste such as paints, old batteries, and medicine bottles
through proper toxic waste facilities and pick-up services in your community.
the use of non-toxic cleaners at home and at school. Keep lawns free
of chemicals or fertilizers at home and school.
- Walk or bike whenever
possible instead of riding in a car.
- Turn off lights when leaving the
room to create less demand for electricity.
- Turn off appliances
(such as TVs, VCRs, and computers) when they are not in use. Unplugging
saves even more energy.
- When travelling by the ocean-side, stay at resorts
that do not endanger coastal habitats (such as beaches, dunes, and
marshes) through practices
excessive night lighting, over-development, and high-impact recreational
good ideas shared by others:
Oceans and Fisheries Canada
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