There are plenty of organizations out there trying to save our ocean life, or at the very least preserve what we have left. The ocean is a very important factor for Earth. It produces a majority of the oxygen for the world, from phytoplankton. It provides as a source for trade routes, exploration, and even food. Ocean awareness has been a big deal for a while now, I could not find an exact date but whaling has always been a big deal, along with mammal captivation, and pollution.