Recent discoveries, such as the Pacific White Snake using deep sea vents to incubate egg cases, have shown us just how little we truly understand about our deep oceans. Celebrity business owners may push for more resources for space exploration, but we have essentially an underwater world on 71% of our planet that’s under-explored—and growing more heavily polluted by the day.

Climate change is fundamentally altering the oceans and our relationship with them via ocean heat and sea surface temperature, sea levels and coastal flooding as well as ocean acidity. Oh and then there’s the plastic.

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