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Advice for the Budding Ocean Lover

I once wrote an article entitled “Oceans: Earth’s Final Frontier” in which I cited the statistic that, despite covering 70% of the earth’s surface, only 5% of oceans have been explored by humans. It is no surprise then that so many people are fascinated by the oceans. As a fellow ocean lover, I understand why one may be enamored of the mysteries, the possibilities for exploration, the need for protection, and the ability to manipulate the ecosystem for use for human progress. The possibilities for working with the ocean are limitless.

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Raising the Stakes

 In the not-so-distant future the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release its latest draft vessel general permit (VGP), sometimes known as VGP 3.0. The draft will be the agency’s latest permutation in an ongoing effort to regulate discharges from vessels,…

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Redefining Leadership

Seaman James Derek Lovelace died after participating in a U.S. Navy SEAL training exercise earlier this year. He was treading water, in uniform, with his boots and mask filled with water, while being splashed, yelled at and allegedly dunked by…

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Plastic Island

On the beach lies a motorcycle helmet, a mannequin's head, an umbrella handle and a flip-flop. They didn't fall from a plane or off a ship, and there aren't any civilians living here who could have left them behind. They were…

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