Thursday, August 23, 2012

Today's Ocean Stories


"The ocean touches nearly every aspect of our lives - making it essential to the economic, social and ecological well-being of everyone, everywhere.

How do we measure the health of the ocean?  The Ocean Health Index is a new, comprehensive measure of the ocean's overall condition - one that treats people and nature as integrated parts of a healthy system. Here begins a journey to sustainably manage our relationship with Earth's greatest resource. . . "

Follow this link to the OCEAN HEALTH INDEX ---


Sobering evaluation of New Zealand's waters with regard to the Ocean Health Index -


This list of threats to our ocean comes from the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Planet exhibition and from the book Ocean Planet: Writings and Images of the Sea, by Peter Benchley and Judith Gradwohl (published by Harry N. Abrams Inc., 100 5th Ave., New York, N.Y. 10011)


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