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World - Protecting the ocean from 5 big threats (photo gallery)

There is only one global ocean — a vast body of water that covers 71 percent of the Earth. That ocean is geographically divided into five ocean basins: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern.

There is only one global ocean — a vast body of water that covers 71 percent of the Earth. That ocean is geographically divided into five ocean basins: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern.

A healthy planet needs a healthy ocean. The interdependency of the five basins and humans’ dependence on the marine environment will be highlighted June 8, on World Oceans Day 2021, with the theme “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.”

Listed below are five interconnected threats that pose the biggest challenges to ocean health, along with measures to tackle each of these issues:

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