are connected to the Oceans in every way possible, and human behavior
impacts the oceans and the animals and plants that live in them and around
them and depend on them for survival. We value the oceans for their
beauty and use them as places to live near and play in. We value them
for their bounty in food and energy and for the wonder of their unexplored
depths. But our impact on the oceans is not always positive.
Although they are valued, the oceans are often mistreated, ultimately to the
detriment of the very people doing the mistreating. Click on the links
below to find out more about the special connections between humans and
oceans and how the impacts based on those connections could have a
devastating effect of the future we share together.
Photo by Fred Cate
Human Impacts on the World's Oceans
The Connection to Marine Mammals
Global Warming & Climate Change