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The State of the World's Oceans

Environment  (tags: oceans, water, marine life, science, conservation, marine biology, seas, underwater, fish, fisheries, pollution, climate change, global warming, habitat, conservation science, the nature conservancy, tnc, nature, environment )

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Oceans are vitally important to human communities around the world. We depend on oceans and coasts for food, medicines and protection from storms -- altogether, more than $20 trillion annually in ecological goods and services come from our world's oceans.

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Carolyn T. (234)
Wednesday July 4, 2007, 8:15 pm
This article was chock-full of information new to me and in a user-friendly format. I will re-read it several times. I had never even thought about the classification system for our oceans and their ecosystems, yet it is so basic. I have signed up to receive the monthly newsletter and anticipate it arrival eagerly. What a great site for adults and students alike; I hope it will be widely used in classrooms everywhere. If teachers use "The Voyage of the Mimi" they are going to love having this site at their fingertips.
Thank you for such a quality posting.

Carolyn Tonahill

Jonathon C. (180)
Wednesday July 4, 2007, 8:29 pm
WOW, thank you so much, Carolyn! I'm really glad that you enjoyed this article. You can also learn more about The Nature Conservancy's ocean conservation strategies and successes.

Freediver OzPolitic com (192)
Wednesday July 4, 2007, 9:57 pm
Marine Parks as a Fisheries Management Tool

Elena P. (549)
Thursday July 5, 2007, 6:06 am
Noted. Thanks for the article! Great one!

Amber E. (14)
Thursday July 5, 2007, 12:09 pm
Thanks for the post Jon!

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 5, 2007, 5:09 pm
Many thanks for the story and helping highlighting this very important issue.

Jonathon C. (180)
Thursday July 5, 2007, 6:17 pm
thanks for all of your great comments, folks -- now try taking our oceans knowledge quiz!

Sammantha L. (126)
Friday July 6, 2007, 12:17 am
thanks for the in-depth article and links, Jonathon and Freediver.

Sonny Honrado (5)
Monday July 25, 2011, 12:05 am
Wow we are just a mass of water from each other. So let us keep our garbage out of this water.
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