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Why the Oceans?

Sea turtle hatchling heads for home.

Simple: because the ocean supports life on this planet.

It feeds us, produces the oxygen we breathe, maintains our climate, cycles vital nutrients through countless ecosystems and provides food and medicines.

The ocean provides jobs, food, energy, and recreation.

As if that weren’t enough, the ocean is beautiful and inspiring.

And that would be enough.

People are drawn to where water meets land, because it is there we find a primeval, vital connection that goes deep into the human psyche. We feel it.

Put simply, the oceans give us life.  Let’s return the favor.

3 ways you can to save the oceans:

1. Go to the beach & get inspired.
2. Share your love of the ocean.
3. Eat sustainable seafood.

More great ways to Make A Difference.

LINKS & VIDEOS

The Value of Our Oceans, World Wildlife Fund
In the Same Net: Ocean Life, Ethics, and the Human Spirit, Carl Safina, You Tube

Cod: The Fish That Made New England, You Tube
Knowledge and Devotion, Carl’s Blog
Deep Ocean Mysteries and Wonder, TED Talk, You Tube

World Oceans Day, Wikipedia

Value of Ecosystem Services, World Research Institute

Hawaii Ocean Waves, You Tube
What is the Ocean Worth to You? Carl’s Blog
Valuing Oceans: The $2 Trillion Question, Economist