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Explore our list of recommended reading and links for more information on oceans.

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In addition to the many links that appear throughout this issue (including those you provided in response to our survey), we have gathered the following recommended resources on ocean health.

Australian Marine Environmental Protection Association 

Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence  

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada 

Florida Climate Plan

Global Coral Reef Alliance 

Global Map of Human Impacts to Marine Ecosystems 

The Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities 

International Maritime Organization 

Marine Life Protection Act 

Marine Conservation Biology Institute 

National Marine Protected Areas Center 

NOAA’s National Marine Mammal Laboratory  is responsible for conducting research on marine mammals.

Ocean Champions Voter Fund raises the profile of oceans as a political issue by using issue advocacy to create a political environment where protecting and restoring the oceans is a priority of federal and state governments.

The Ocean Channel providing visitors with high quality, educational, and entertaining ocean programming.

Ocean Conservancy 

Ocean Conservation Society 

The Ocean Project 

Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Their teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life.

Ocean News & Technology Magazine reports on the latest ocean industry news, events and technology developments around the world. This publication might help you better understand the perspective of ocean-based industries. 

The U.N.’s Division for Ocean Affairs and Laws of the Sea 

U.S.EPA Oceans, Coasts & Estuaries web page  


World Wildlife Fund’s Marine Program 

(Special thanks to Gabrielle from the Fairview Student Conservation Association, for recommending this resource: OCEAN EXPLORATION: LEARN ABOUT MARINE ANIMALS)


Relevant News Links

Soundwaves  is a monthly newsletter on issues related to coastal science and research, and a great resource with news announcing teacher institutes around the U.S.

Underwater Times 

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