Discover: Ocean Literacy Principle 6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

From providing us with food, energy and mineral resources, and recreation opportunities to holding archaeological clues to the past, the ocean affects every human life. In turn, our actions, from use of resources to pollution or conservation, directly affect the ocean. Learn how we are all connected to the ocean.




These ocean facts are categorized according to the seven¬†Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts exit icon (pdf) for grades K-12, which¬†outline the knowledge required to be considered ocean literate in accordance with the National Science Education Standards.


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