It is estimated that 80 percent of all life on Earth exists beneath the oceans' waters. Not only do these waters provide a vital food source for humans, but they also create over half of our oxygen, dictate weather patterns, and keep the planet livable. Unfortunately, human activity is quickly diminishing the state of our global oceans and the species that live there.
According to a report by Greenpeace International, the key threats people pose to the fate of our global oceans are: industrial fishing, bycatch, unfair fisheries, unsustainable aquaculture, global warming or climate change, and pollution.
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On April 21, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the coast of Louisiana exploded, killing 11 workers and resulting in the largest man-made environmental disaster in US history. Years later, the effects of this catastrophe continue to harm the Gulf Coast both economically and environmentally.
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