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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

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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.

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