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The world’s oceans are home to an incredibly diverse array of life and are vital to human health, livelihood, and culture. Despite these rich benefits, oceans, marine wildlife, and their ecosystems continue to be damaged by human activities. Watch this presentation to learn more!

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    2. The world’s oceans are home to an incredibly diverse array of life and are vital to human health, livelihood, and culture.

    3. of our oxygen comes from the ocean. 50-70%

    4. The ocean is 
 the #1 source of protein for over 
 1 billion people.

    5. Fishing is the MAIN 
 livelihood for over 200 people MILLION

    6. Despite these rich benefits, oceans, marine wildlife, and their ecosystems continue to be damaged by human activities.

    7. 90% of big fish are gone due to overfishing. e.g. tuna, swordfish, halibut, cod, flounder

    8. Toxins from plastic degradation are eaten by marine animals and can lead to illness, death, or end up in our seafood.

    9. Less than 2% of our oceans are protected even though the ocean accounts for 
 71% of the planet.

    10. Our actions over the next 10 years will determine the state of the ocean for the next 10,000 years. ” - SYLVIA EARLE


    12. OVERFISHING Overfishing occurs when fish are caught faster than they can reproduce to replace themselves.

    13. environmentAL EFFECTS Destroys marine life’s physical environment. 1 Puts marine animals at risk of extinction. 2 Contributes to ocean pollution from boat waste. 3

    14. How it affects US Increased cost 
 of seafood and decreased variety. Loss of jobs in the fishing industry. Decreased tourism from loss of sea life and recreation.

    15. How WE CAN HELP Eat sustainably x Avoid: Fish Finder Fish 2 fork • Bluefin tuna • Chilean seabass • Imported shrimp • Orange roughy • Shark Online list and rating system for sustainable seafood by the Marine Conservation Society. LEARN MORE > Website dedicated to rating restaurants on their sustainable 
 food options. LEARN MORE >

    16. PLASTIC POLLUTION Massive amounts of plastic we use end up in the ocean. Plastic waste not only entangles and kills sea life but it also makes its way up the food chain until it ends up on our plate.

    17. environmentAL EFFECTS 1 2 3 73.9M LBS of plastic are spread throughout the world’s ocean gyres. 400-1000 YRS is the time it can take for plastic bags to decompose. The chemical residues remain for years after. 100,000 animals die each year from eating or becoming tangled in plastic.

    18. HOW IT AFFECTS US Plastic toxins move up the food chain and 
 end up on our plate. Damages our water systems leading to huge costs for taxpayers. Lost marine tourism from dirty beaches and oceans.

    19. HOW WE CAN HELP Focus on reducing and reusing Bring your own mug DON’T BUY bottled water USE NON-PLASTIC CONTAINERS BUY IN BULK Instead of using disposable cups Refill a water bottle e.g. glass or paper For less packaging

    20. EXPANDING 
 PROTECTED OCEAN AREAS It is crucial that we begin protecting vulnerable ocean habitats. Protection can come in the form of marine protected areas (MPAs), national marine sanctuaries, and world heritage marine sites.

    21. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS 64% 50% of the ocean is not part of any nation’s jurisdiction and are vulnerable to overfishing and habitat destruction. 1 of Earth’s oxygen is provided by the ocean’s phytoplankton. 2 1000% is how much marine life can grow in mass when protected in marine reserves. 3

    22. How IT AFFECTS us marine protected areas can improve: Community & Engagement Environmental Awareness Health Food Security

    23. How WE CAN HELP SPREAD THE NEWS Contact your local policy MAKER SHARE WHAT YOU LEARNED DONATE YOUR TIME OR MONEY Make your voice heard Forward this to a friend To reputable organizations


    25. OCEAN ELDERS An independent group of global leaders that have come together to endorse and encourage ocean conservation initiatives. LEARN MORE

    26. ONE WORLD ONE OCEAN Aims to bring awareness through educational IMAX films and outreach programs, inspiring audiences to take action. LEARN MORE

    27. THE TERRAMAR PROJECT A non-profit organization 
 enabling citizens to come 
 together as a community to 
 protect the high seas. LEARN MORE

    28. WWF Focuses on restoring and protecting marine ecosystems to support biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods, and economies. LEARN MORE

    29. CONNECT WITH US @stinsondesign 1.888.960.9851

    30. You might also want to check out: SOURCES OWOO_PlasticsInfographic_2012_b.jpg rio-20-ocean/blueprint-for-the-future-we-want/marine-biodiversity/facts- and-figures-on-marine-biodiversity/ @stinsondesign 1.888.960.9851