The Pacific Ocean is a region that contains the greatest biological diversity on the planet and sustains the lives of people who inhabit the region. Oceans are under assault as never before in history. From global warming to over-fishing the oceans can no longer support the demands of a rapidly growing world population. The care of the Pacific Ocean is the responsibility of all people. Marine education is a mechanism for improving understanding, attitudes and action for conservation and sustainable use of the Pacific Ocean. It is through education that wise use and conservation of the Pacific can occur.