In 1970 the awareness of our oceangetting polluted incresed and people began to do things about it. The Environmntal Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) were created in 1970. Congress also began to take charge and help clean our oceans by passing the Clean Water Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Coastal Zone Management Act,and the Endangered Species Act. These acts are key laws that help protect our ocean from pollution, over fishing, endangerment and many more issues. Even though these acts were established our ocean still remains at risk. Just a few people cannot clean the ocean; there are things all people should be doing to help conserve our ocean.