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The future of ocean health

Human and environmental health are inextricably linked. Yet ocean ecosystem health is declining because of anthropogenic pollution, overexploitation, and the effects of global climate change. These problems affect billions of people dependent on oceans for their lives, livelihoods, and cultural practices. The importance of ocean health is recognized by scientists, managers, policy-makers, nongovernmental organizations, and stakeholders including fishers, recreationalists, and cultural practitioners. So why are the oceans still degrading? Read the Full Article

The future of ocean health by Robert Richmond and Ken Buesseler
Science: Editorial, August 31, 2023. Vol. 381, issue 6661, p. 927. DOI: 10.1126/science.adk530