NEW YORK — The oceans are a place that we all need to be aware of and understand.
But as scientists, marine biologists and environmentalists have come to understand, they’re not a simple thing to understand.
This is a topic that has been going on for more than a century and has only recently gained a serious, global presence.
We’ve already learned a lot about the oceans since the turn of the century, but how we manage them, how we protect them and what we can do to conserve them is just starting to be understood.
For the past couple of decades, we’ve been focused on the oceans because we’re trying to keep up with the times.
We know that our oceans are getting more acidic, we know that they’re warming up faster than anywhere else on the planet, and we know there’s more pollution and human-caused pollution.
And we know we need to get more aggressive about managing them, which is why this summer, we’re going to be working with scientists, policymakers, the public and our oceans to figure out how to do more to manage them better.
But there are also other areas that are in need of our attention.
In this issue, we’ll be looking at some of the most important topics that are being talked about right now, and the answers to some of those questions will help shape the future of the oceans.
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