About Seascape: the state of our oceans – a Guardian series

Seascape: the state of our oceans

About Seascape: the state of our oceans – a Guardian series

This project focuses on the health of the seas, the impact of fishing and pollution on our vast oceans and their connections to climate change, and global efforts to drive forward conservation

Seascape: the state of our oceans is supported by
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation About this content

This series draws attention to the dramatic changes taking place in our oceans, and the innovations under way to tackle them. It is supported, in part, through a grant to theguardian.org by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the lives of children, enabling the creative pursuit of science, advancing reproductive health, and conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems.

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