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In a sense, there is only one ocean covering 72% of the planet. One planet, one ocean. That said five oceanic divisions are usually reckoned: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern; the last two listed are sometimes consolidated into the first three. What's most important to note is that more than 95% of the underwater world remains unexplored.


June 8 World Oceans Day

Ocean Conference

Resolutions and decisions
Secretary-General Reports
Provisional agenda
Concept papers for the partnership dialogues
General Assembly

Our Ocean


An appeal for a code of conduct for marine conservation - @rebecca_jarvis
Open source. Open science. Open Ocean. Oceanography for Everyone and the OpenCTD - @sfriedscience
Galápagos elegida por UNESCO como sede para Conferencia Global de Reservas Marinas
NOAA releases new ocean floor viewer
ocean floor viewer

Reports: Living Blue Planet 2015

Living Blue Planet Report Species, habitats and human well-being



ocean - Google News






World Ocean (see

Ocean Heating

Elsewhere on the Web - - - @okeanosexplorer -

International Marinelife Alliance - @uwaoceans
Alaska Oceans Program
Blue Ocean Institute
The Ocean Foundation
Pew Oceans Commission
national geographic

Ocean Soundscape
Listen to the deep
Listening to the Deep - The World
Sounds of the sea: Listening online to the ocean floor

Recommended Listening

Saving the Ocean, part 1
Saving the Ocean, part 2
Saving the Ocean, part 3
Saving the Ocean, part 4

Ocean of Life: How our Seas are Changing - In the David Thomas Conservation Oration, marine conservationist Callum Roberts covers noise pollution, global warming, coral reefs, predatory crabs moving into the Antarctic, dead zones and vampire squids from hell! Key to Roberts' strategies for protection of oceans is the establishment of a network of protected marine zones. He suggests closing 30% of the oceans to control over fishing. The world wouldn’t go hungry and fish stocks would be replenished. "Our prediction for sea food began in South Africa."

Ocean of noise - Marine conservationist Callum Roberts joins Off Track at the Sydney Fish Markets.

Oceans of plastic - It is estimated that 8 million tonnes of new plastic debris enters the world’s ocean every year.

Recommended Viewing

Towards a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Oceans and Seas: Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans and Seas—Prosperous and Resilient Peoples and Communities

Artwork / Cue Yourself

World Oceans Day

Buzzword Bingo

Acidification - Beach - Current - Ebb and Flow - Fish - Ghost net - Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Gyre - High Seas - Moon - Ocean - Ocean Acidification - Phytoplankton - Plankton - Reef - Sharks - Tides - Wave - Whales

Ocean Acidification - The ocean absorbs approximately 26% of the CO2 added to the atmosphere from human activities each year, greatly reducing the impact of this greenhouse gas on the climate. When CO2 dissolves in seawater, carbonic acid is formed. It is this chemical reaction that leads to ocean acidification. Ocean acidity has increased by 30% since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

Indian Ocean

A Brief History Of The Indian Ocean



As humans we are far too terra-centric.


Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline


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