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This is so very sad. We must learn to be more mindful of how our actions today effect our home, the Earth.

 

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Tune in to Sea Change Radio for some hopeful news.  Sea Change is a not-for-profit, nationally syndicated weekly radio show and podcast that reports on progress in the areas of climate change, human rights, renewable energy, and social, environmental, and economic sustainability.

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Did you know…?
Scientists estimate that there are at least a million new species to be discovered in the deep oceans.Source: C.O.O.L. Classroom

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Did you know…?
The ocean’s carbon reservoir is about 60 times the size of the atmosphere’s carbon reservoir.
Did you know…?
Coral reefs support more species per square meter than any other ocean ecosystem.Source: Smithsonian Ocean Portal 
Did you know…?
The ocean is connected to major lakes, watersheds and waterways because all major watersheds on Earth drain to the ocean.

Source: The Ocean Literacy Guide

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The ocean covers nearly three quarters of our planet’s surface, provides 70 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere and houses about 20 percent of the known species on Earth. It regulates climate and weather and provides food and energy resources for humans worldwide. No matter how far from the coast, water in every stream or river on the planet eventually ends up in the ocean, and all life on Earth is dependent upon its health. Recognizing the importance of protecting the health of our ocean and understanding our dependence upon it regardless of its proximity, EE Week’s 2011 theme is Ocean Connections. Register today to participate in EE Week 2011.

The NSCC library has several new books on the ocean ecosystem.

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