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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The ocean was the world's highway, and ships brimming with precious cargoes plied the waters. These merchant ships were tempting targets for pirates, who prowled the seas' major trade routes in search of treasure...
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My father once told me that the world is divided into two kinds of people:...
Dr. Carole Baldwin never expected to find seven new species of fish among the...
Artist Shih Chieh Huang spent a good part of 2007 exploring specimens of deep-...

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The submersible Alvin carries scientists to the deep ocean, where they encounter amazing creatures and views of deep ocean...