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Scientists Reveal First-ever Global Map of Total Human Effects on Oceans
February 14, 2008
More than 40 percent of the world's oceans are heavily affected by human activities and few, if any, areas remain untouched, according to the first global-scale study of human influence on marine ecosystems. By overlaying maps of 17 different activities, such as fishing, climate change and pollution, the researchers have produced a composite map of the toll that humans have exacted on the seas.
University of California - Santa Barbara
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