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HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT, OR GET INVOLVED IN, THE ISSUES FEATURED IN MOTHER JONES

The Fate of the Ocean page 32

Ocean Biogeographic Information System

Cruise over to iobis.org and click on the interactive map to discover what species swim anywhere in the world's waters.

Encyclopedia of the Oceans

Trawl for information on all aspects of ocean life in Dorrik Stow's comprehensive, colorful survey (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Smart Gear Competition

The World Wildlife Fund is offering prizes for the best ideas for reducing bycatch. Submit an entry at smartgear.org.

Oceana

Go to oceana.org to join its campaigns against oil pollution, destructive fishing, and dirty seafood.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

This feisty group got its start ramming whalers, and it still confronts illegal fishing on the high seas. Follow its exploits at seashepherd.org.

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Visit savethehighseas.org to learn about its push for an international moratorium on high seas bottom trawling.

Our Synthetic Sea

This documentary by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation follows "nurdles" and other nonbiodegradable plastic ocean waste. Get a copy at algalita.org.

Save the Clean Air Act

More on its drive to get senators to urge the Bush administration to crack down on mercury-spewing power plants at savethecleanairact.org.

Sound Off on Sonar

Find out about the Navy's proposal for a sonar testing ground in a key whale habitat off the coast of North Carolina at the Natural Resources Defense Council's savebiogems.org.

The Ocean Conservancy

Sign up for action alerts on its efforts to get Congress to reform fisheries management at oceanconservancy.org.

Cruise Ship Squeeze

Ross A. Klein exposes the dirty side of "the new pirates of the seven seas" (New Society, 2005).

Menhaden Matter

Learn more about the campaign to end the overfishing of the Chesapeake Bay's big little fish at menhadenmatter.org.

Seafood Lover's Almanac

Satisfy your appetite for information with Mercedes Lee's illustrated guide to sustainable fish (Audubon's Living Oceans Program, 2000).

Heroes in Error page 58

"How Chalabi Played the Press"

Douglas McCollam tracks how the media gave the Iraqi National Congress a free ride on the Columbia Journalism Review website, cjr. …