Human Connections

When thinking of "human connections" with the ocean, most people would think about pollution or overfishing. But humans are also explorers and scientists, artists and writers. Explore how the ocean has influenced human culture and how you can get involved.

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I still haven’t gotten beyond the ‘gee whiz’ factor of studying communities of animals in deep-sea coral habitats. Climbing over undersea mountains and along the steep cliffs of submarine canyons using subs and ROVs...
I have been at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History since 1966...
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From a distance, Henry the Fish looks like a typical quirky and colorful...
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Over the course of a year, Douglas Chilton skillfully chipped away at a cedar...

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