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Home to diverse wildlife from the smallest krill to the biggest whale, our country’s oceans — and the ecosystems they support — are worth preserving for future generations.

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Environment Virginia working to protect ocean from plastic pollution

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Environment Virginia working to protect ocean from plastic pollution

Whether it’s in our own backyards or the deepest depths of our oceans, plastic pollution is degrading our environment and killing our wildlife. This summer, young adults who work with Environment Virginia have been canvassing neighborhoods around the state talking about how we can work together to reduce plastic waste.

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Why baby Right whales are in danger — and how Red Lobster can help
A North Atlantic Right whale and her calf breach the surface

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Why baby Right whales are in danger — and how Red Lobster can help

At least nine new calves have been born so far this birthing season, which typically lasts from December to March. This spring, they'll face a perilous migration northward, where fishing lines, such as the vertical lines for traditional lobster traps, could result in a painful — and even fatal — entanglement.

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