Help, HELP! There are fish down here that need help!
BEE, DO, BEE, DO, BEE, DO!
Don't worry! We can help! Just show us where they are.
Is that shark going to be okay?
What about all the trash in the reef?
He is going to be just fine, with rest and the medicine I gave him to help him digest the trash can lid quickly.
Hey, I'm starting to feel better!
Don't worry, we will take care of the trash.
Fred backed away in surprise. The seal had gotten a human for help? Fred thought it was crazy. After all, humans couldn't help the ocean, right? But Fred was wrong. Humans can do lots of things to help the ocean.
There! All put away!
Oh! I should pick that up!
Now the ground is all clean!
The EPA are a good example of how humans can help the ocean. The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA for short, are a group of people dedicated to protecting human and environmental health.
Fred was relieved that the shark was okay. He was also happy, because now he knew that there were people who could help his home, and his friends, become pollution free.
You don't have to be in the EPA to help out. You could make a difference in your community too. All you have to do is pick up trash or recycling materials you find on the ground, and put them in their proper place: a trash or recycling can.
Something else you can do is raise awareness in your community about water pollution. If we all work together, then we will be able to end water pollution, and help our oceans become healthy again. If we clean up our messes, we can save Fred and his friends.