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Human health ‘intricately linked’ to ocean health, says report

In a new report published by American Journal Public Health, a team of researchers have argued that ocean health is “intricately linked” to human health.

The authors demonstrate that restoring the health of oceans should be jointly a concern for marine scientists, environmentalist, the medical community, and the the public at large. Further, the team has adopted the goals set forward by the United Nations and the “Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, covering 2021–2030.” They argue that this is an ideal time for humans to re-evaluate its connection to the world’s ocean

“The UN Ocean Decade is a chance to transform the way we interact with the global ocean. Given how critical the link is between the health of people and the health of the ocean and how important the ocean is for humans, achieving the aims of the Ocean Decade should not be left to just the ocean community.”

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