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  • 1. ONE ocean

2. Whatisyourrela.onshipwiththeocean? 3. WHY SHOULD WE CARE? Oceanshold97%oftheplanetswater Providesmorethanhalfoftheoxygenwebreath Regulatesclimate Providesseafoodthatfuelstheeconomy Spaceforrecrea.onalac.vi.es Itsourlifesupportsystem -SylviaEarle 4. Changesthathumansarecausingto theoceancouldaectusforever. ItsimportanttoknowHOWwearecausingthischange,sowecanxit! 5. Marine Fisheries 6. MARINE FISHERIES Manyoftheworldsshstocksarebeingdepleted By-catch:theunwantedshandothermarinecreaturescaughtduringcommercial shingforadierentspecies. -2/3ofthespeciescaughtaren'tbeingshedfor Unreportedandunregulatedshingareharmingtheecologyoftheocean Aectsseaturtlesandothermammals 7. Pollution 8. POLLUTION Itises.matedthat80%ofmarinepollu.on originatesonland Nutrientrun-ofromagriculture,sewageand wastewaterdischargecreatedeadzones Thereareover500deadzonesintheocean TheyadduptothesizeofMichigan Marinedebrisiscomprisedmostlyofplas.c Thereisonetonofplas.cforevery2tonsof shintheocean 9. Acidification 10. ACIDIFICATION Theoceanactsasacarbonsink Meaningitabsorbscarbondioxide(CO2)fromthe atmosphere Whenitabsorbsmorecarbondioxide,itbecomes moreacidic Marinelifearestrugglingtoadapttothischange Theoceanis30%moreacidicthanitwasinthe industrialrevolu.on 11. SUCCESS STORIES 12. SUCCESS STORIES BarbudaBlueHaloSustainableFisheriesIni.a.ve Missioninvolvesempoweringcommuni.estorestoretheirocean. 13. CaliforniaAcademyofSciencesMarine Expedi.onHighlightsMarineProtectedAreas 14. HealthofSalishSeaEcosystem Ini.a.velaunched underEPAand Environmental CanadaPacicYukon Trans-boundary coopera.onbetween USandCanadaon WestCoast Studyingtrendstoget abederpictureof environmental condi.ons 15. NOAA:SustainableFisheriesAU.S. SuccessStory NOAAalongwiththeUS governmentiscomingupwith waystomanagesheries sustainably Since2000,morethan30sh stockshavebeenrebuilt Improvingsherieshasshown realeconomicbenets In2012,commercial shermencaught9.6 billionpoundsofseafood equalto$5.1billion 16. ProjectCatalyst Partnershipbetween governments,non-protandover 70sugar-canegrowersin Queensland,Australia Pioneeringinnova.vefarming prac.cestoimprovewaterquality byreducingpollu.on Reducednutrientpollu.onin GreatBarrierReefby60% 17. Continuing Initiatives GuanabaraBay-ChesapeakeBayPartnership GlacierBayNa.onalParkinAlaskaand FranciscoColoaneMarineProtectedAreain Chile ElSalvadorandTurtleExcluderDevice(TED) SeaTurtleProtec.on CoibaIslandMarineReserveandNa.onal ParkinPanama 18. ITS UP TO YOU Mindyourcarbonfootprint Usefewerplas.cproducts Eatsustainably Beachcleanup Supportprotec.onoftheocean Inuencechangeinyourcommunity Prac.ceresponsibleboa.ng LEARN,LEARN&LEARN