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Did you know that only 1% of international waters are protected?

International waters represent around two-thirds of oceans and 43% of Earth’sSurface. The oceans alone represent 95% of Earth’s habitable space. And yet, only around 1% of international waters are protected today, through the figure of the Marine Protected Area (MPA).   The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), passed in 1982,gives a loose definition of international waters (also known as high seas). High seas comprise “all parts of the sea that are not included in the exclusive economic zone, in the territorial sea or the internal waters of a State, or in the archipelagic waters of an archipelagic State” (Article 86). Source: Sara Gemeny Wilkinson, ShareAmerica. A lot of things happen in these waters. To sum it...

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8 things about the ocean you didn't know

BLOG POST #1 Oceans make up 90 percent of Earth's surface and yet, in many ways they still remain a mystery. It is impossible to determine how much we really know about these giants, which is logical if we take into account that 95 percent of the ocean’s volume has yet to be explored. These bodies of salty water harbour the highest diversity and life on the planet known to date, and yet, it is thought that more than one third of all marine species are yet to be discovered.​In an attempt to learn a little bit more about the ocean today, we have gathered some fascinating facts that you might not know about and might surprise you:  1. Phytoplankton -also...

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