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The OCEAN: Everybody’s Business

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The Ocean is probably the biggest employer in the world, it provides half the oxygen we breathe, it has absorbed a quarter of our CO2 emissions and puts food on our plates.

But the ocean is in danger, you may not see it above the surface, but the threats are many and the risks are real.

Plastics are choking our sea life, pollution is causing ‘dead zones’, our are corals dying, climate change is heating our waters making it more acidic and too many boats are chasing fewer and fewer fish.

Only 3% of the ocean is currently under some form of protection and most of the rest of it suffers from poor management

But it’s not too late to solve this crisis, the ocean is amazingly resilient and it can recover, but it needs each and every one of us to play a part.

There are already a number of actions that governments, businesses and the general public can take to get involved in helping to reverse Ocean decline. Find out more here: http://www.oceanunite.org/ocean-everybodys-business/.

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