07 Jun '12, 10pm

As big as our oceans are, maybe we should refer to 'being blue,' not 'being green.' #WorldOceansDay

If it's raining where you are, the ocean played a role. If you drove to work, the seas are absorbing the carbon dioxide from your car. If you ordered seafood for lunch, it may have traveled halfway around the world to land on your plate. No matter where you live on Earth, what you do affects the ocean – and what happens to the ocean affects you. The ocean covers more than two-thirds of the world's surface. In the past 50 years we have learned more about Earth's ocean than in all of preceding human history. But, at the same time we learned more, we lost more. VIDEO: Turning the Tide The amount of marine life we extract to feed ourselves is astronomical, and some of our fishing methods – dynamite fishing, bottom trawling, cyanide fishing, and other techniques – cause great damage to current and future fish stocks and to the underwater world in which they thrive. Today, 90 pe...

Full article: http://www.conservation.org/where/oceans/Pages/overview.aspx

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