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The act of ocean dumping is when things such as vessels, fish waste, human waste and dredged materials are disposed of into the world's oceans. Today, ocean dumping is largely banned because of the risk it poses to the m... More »

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Ocean pollution is caused by numerous industrial and domestic activities, which include oil spills, garbage dumping, sewage and factory-waste disposal and the use of toxic pesticides. These activities pollute the oceans ... More »

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Only about 30 percent of the Earth's surface is dry land, oceans make up the remaining 70 percent. Earth's oceans are home to hundreds of thousands of marine life forms, but because most of the ocean depths remain unexpl... More »

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While the seas of the world are technically all connected into one global ocean, they are commonly divided geographically into five main oceans. These are the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. More »

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