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Press Release 08-024

Scientists Reveal First-Ever Global Map of Total Human Effect on Oceans

More than 40 percent of world's oceans heavily affected

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Global map of human impact on world's oceans.

Marine ecosystems worldwide have been widely affected by human activities.

Credit: NCEAS


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Photo of coral reef.

Coral reefs are just one of many ocean habitats under siege.

Credit: Joe Pawlik, UNCW


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