Examining the State of the Oceans with Sylvia Earle According to marine biologist and underwater explorer Sylvia Earle, about 12 percent of the land surface on Earth is under some protection, while less than 1 percent of the world's oceans are protected -- despite such threats as over-fishing, destructive fishing practices, and unregulated dumping.
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Examining the State of the Oceans with Sylvia Earle

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Examining the State of the Oceans with Sylvia Earle

Examining the State of the Oceans with Sylvia Earle

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According to marine biologist and underwater explorer Sylvia Earle, about 12 percent of the land surface on Earth is under some protection, while less than 1 percent of the world's oceans are protected — despite such threats as over-fishing, destructive fishing practices, and unregulated dumping.

Guest:

Sylvia Earle, marine biologist, editor, Defying Ocean's End: An Agenda for Action