It is no secret that our ocean is in trouble; 90% of the big fish are missing, ½ of our coral reefs have disappeared and large oxygen dead zones are appearing around the globe. We are facing a loss of not only an amazing natural feature on our earth, but the ocean is crucial to human health. More than a billion people around the world get their primary source of protein from the ocean. When fisheries collapse, people and local communities are hurt from nutritional losses and economic hardships. Over the past few years, new hope is being secured for our oceans as marine protected areas, or underwater parks, are being established as safe havens for our future.