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Ocean one-pagers:
Do we know enough of Oceans?
Urban Interface:
Human Fingerprints all over
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Message in a bottle

Hilltops to Oceans Initiative

A new ocean is born: Southern Ocean

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Many big weather event, such as a hurricane, typhoon, flood or drought, is generated by ocean conditions. Major climate events, such as El Niņo, result from ocean temperature changes. El Niņo refers to abnormally warm ocean surface temperatures and changing wind patterns, which changes weather around the globe.

Global fish production exceeds that of cattle, sheep, poultry or eggs. It is the biggest source of wild or domestic protein in the world. But 15 of the world's 17 largest fisheries are either overfished or in trouble.