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Explore our Marine Debris and Sharks and Rays programs, connect with our community of agents of positive change for the ocean and read or share stories.

Divers Exploring

Project AWARE® is a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers. We connect the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation. We take action to create both local and global change for the ocean and the communities who depend on it. Our local actions collectively protect the most vulnerable marine species and decrease pollution. We work together for a clean, healthy ocean – and we have fun doing it!

Marine Debris

Project AWARE works towards solutions that address the prevention and reduction of marine debris. Whether reporting marine debris data through Dive Against Debris® or advocating for long-term policy change, you can make a difference! Learn more about how Project AWARE works on a local and global scale to stop trash from entering the ocean.

Sharks & Rays

Overfishing, bycatch and finning are threatening shark and ray populations across the globe, with the survival of many species at high risk of extinction. Project AWARE's global movement is taking a stand for sharks. Together, we are creating a powerful, collective voice for grassroots change, securing stronger safeguards for many shark and ray species.


My Ocean is a growing community of conservation leaders. Together, our actions add up to global impact for our ocean planet. We remove debris, we fundraise, we speak out for sharks and rays and we mobilize our local communities fins on and off. Positive change for the ocean starts with you! Take your local conservation actions to a whole new level and connect with other like-minded agents of positive change around the world.


Our global community is taking a stand for ocean conservation – fins on and off. Through Dive Against Debris® surveys, Finathon® fundraisers and a variety of eco-actions, our local actions collectively protect the most vulnerable marine species and decrease pollution. Project AWARE’s conservation work wouldn’t be possible without the groundswell of support from our community. These are their #CommunityAction stories.

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