Coastal Blog — Ocean Ecosystems
April 10 2015
The federal government has released a map showing where companies have applied to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic. Seismic testing is the first step towards offshore drilling and will cause major impacts to marine wildlife.
March 30 2015
Surfrider staff Matt Gove, along with representatives from other leading ocean environmental groups, met with White House officials to discuss the continued implementation of the National Ocean Policy (NOP). "Surfrider applauds the great work done by the National Ocean Council to strengthen and preserve our coastal and ocean ecosystems, communities,…
March 24 2015
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced public hearings for offshore seismic blasting in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. According to the government’s own estimates, the proposed seismic blasting will injure or kill tens of thousands of fish and marine mammals. It will also set…
February 26 2015
The California Coastal Commission is the most powerful land use agency in the State and oversees the protection of the coastline. Each year they review over 1,000 applications for some type of coastal development. Advocates have been 'scoring' the Commission for decades to ensure their votes protect our precious coastline.…
February 16 2015
In this video, our CEO Dr. Chad Nelsen talks through our 2015 priority campaigns, which support our beach access, clean water, coastal preservation and ocean protection initiatives.
January 28 2015
Surfrider staff made public comments at a two-day meeting of a new Mid-Atlantic ocean and coastal management body in New York City. Surfrider views this body as an opportunity to be proactive in protecting our oceans and beaches through creation of a comprehensive plan for protection and management of all…
January 27 2015
The Obama Administration has announced plans for new offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Please submit comments online and attend an upcoming public hearing!
January 05 2015
The Surfrider Foundation has been selected to represent recreational users on the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee.
December 11 2014
Surfrider is very concerned about the problem of plastics in the ocean. Plastics kill or injure large numbers of seabirds, fish and marine mammals through entanglement and ingestion. That's why we developed our Rise Above Plastics program to reduce the use of single-use plastics that end up in the ocean.…
November 21 2014
The Surfrider Foundation, in partnership with Point 97 and SeaPlan and under the direction of the Northeast Regional Planning Body, has launched a recreational use survey for the New England coast.
November 07 2014
Surfrider members and staff visited our nation’s capital to lobby for a set of federal priorities related to the protection of oceans, waves, and beaches.
October 13 2014
Let’s face it: we are all creatures of habit. Some of our largest corporations supply us with energy through fossil fuels, which are drilled from the earth. We’ve had this arrangement for many years, but it isn’t working so well any more...
July 20 2014
The federal government has approved seismic exploration for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast. The decision, which was strongly opposed by the Surfrider Foundation, could pave the way for offshore drilling in the Atlantic.