Conserving the forgotten half of our planet

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By |2018-10-01T16:12:45+00:00October 1st, 2018|Biodiversity, Fisheries, Ocean, Oceans|Comments Off on Conserving the forgotten half of our planet

Covering two thirds of the ocean’s surface and making up 90 per cent of our planet’s marine environment, most of the ocean falls under the definition of the ‘high and deep seas’.

The ‘high and deep seas’ describes the area of our ocean which lies either beyond the national boundaries of coastal countries or below 200m in depth.

This expansive area of our ocean is home to some of the last marine wildernesses, and some of the most unique ecosystems on the planet. These rich ecosystems nurture coastal habitats and fisheries relied upon by billions, and support critical planet-wide systems.