OCEAN HEALTH IS OUR HEALTH
"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 --- http://www.oceanhealthindex.org/
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)