Beyond beauty, marine habitats and their inhabitants furnish far-reaching support for human endeavors. Yet, often unwittingly, we all endanger the health of the oceans. Although we are recognizing and responding to many warning signs, we still have a long way to go.

To help you navigate through these threats to the seas, click on any of the buoys which mark the course through oceans in peril.

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

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Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)