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Oceans cover 71 percent of the surface of the planet; life began there and, interacting with the atmosphere, oceans ensure the continued survival of most life on Earth. Yet even as we begin to explore these many connections, the fate of our oceans is becoming a troubling question. In the following pages, we discuss how human activities are disrupting communities of life beneath the waves. From each perspective--two Tufts graduates and a Tufts biologist --we can begin to see how the choices we make about oceans today are inherently linked to the future of our blue planet.

   

 

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