The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, non-profit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has more than 400,000 members nationwide, served from offices in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco. More information is available through NRDC's Web site at

SeaWeb is a communications-based nonprofit organization that uses social marketing to advance ocean conservation. By raising public awareness, advancing science-based solutions and mobilizing decision-makers around ocean conservation, we are leading voices for a healthy ocean. For more information visit

The Pew Institute for Ocean Science at the University of Miami undertakes, sponsors and promotes world-class scientific activity aimed at protecting the world's oceans and the species that inhabit them. The institute seeks to increase public understanding of the causes and consequences of problems affecting the marine environment and to promote solutions to these problems. For more information, visit


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