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Educational resources on our world's ocean

Map of the High Seas

This High Seas Map by National Geographic shows the parameters of our high seas, covering 64% of the ocean. Every nation has jurisdiction over their coastlines up to 200 nautical miles out. The High Seas are the open waters beyond the limits of the territorial jurisdiction of a country.


Map of Ocean Life: Diversity, Distribution, Abundance

Ocean Diversity

The First Census Of Marine Life, completed in 2010, brought together 2,700 scientists from more than 80 nations to establish a baseline of the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the global ocean against which future change can be measured.

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Credits:
Map design and development: Census Of Marine Life Mapping & Visualization Team: Patrick Halpin, Jesse Cleary and Ben Donnelly; National Geographic Maps: Allen Carroll, Frank Biasi and Richard Bullington. Photo and content development: Census of Marine Life. Education & Outreach Team; Sara Hickox, Darlene Crist and Frank Baker. TOPP visualization: Autumn-Lynn Harrison Supplemental information and full scientific citations for contributed content Located at  http://mgel.env.duke.edu/comlmaps Produced by National Geographic Maps for the Census Of Marine Life
Copyright © 2010 National Geographic Society,  Washington, D.C.


Map of Ocean Life: Past, Present, and Future

Ocean Diversity

The First Census Of Marine Life, completed in 2010, brought together 2,700 scientists from more than 80 nations to establish a baseline of the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the global ocean against which future change can be measured.

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Credits:
Map design and development: Census Of Marine Life Mapping & Visualization Team: Patrick Halpin, Jesse Cleary and Ben Donnelly; National Geographic Maps: Allen Carroll, Frank Biasi and Richard Bullington. Photo and content development: Census of Marine Life. Education & Outreach Team; Sara Hickox, Darlene Crist and Frank Baker. TOPP visualization: Autumn-Lynn Harrison Supplemental information and full scientific citations for contributed content Located at  http://mgel.env.duke.edu/comlmaps Produced by National Geographic Maps for the Census Of Marine Life  
Copyright © 2010 National Geographic Society,  Washington, D.C.


This is an interactive map from the Council on Foreign Relations detailing the geographic distribution of increasingly relevant challanges facing the oceans, from dying coral reefs, dead zones, and the melting poles to chokepoints, slavery, and piracy.

Courtesy of the Council on Foreign Relations