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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In the spring of 2011, a research crew from Oceana spent two months in the brackish Baltic Sea . The Baltic faces challenges from pollution, algae blooms, over fishing, and invasive species. Oceana researchers...
The ocean was the world's highway, and ships brimming with precious cargoes...
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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...

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