All Hands On Deck, by Linda Browne for the Downhome

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“The Oceans Learning Partnership’s Coastal Explorers program is helping to inspire a new wave of marine enthusiasts.

With the ocean covering about 71 per cent of its surface, it’s little wonder that Earth is known as the “Blue Planet.” The ocean is responsible for everything from the air we breathe to the food we eat, and plays a vital role in regulating weather and climate. It is the beating heart that connects us all – yet we know relatively little about it. In fact, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 95 per cent of the underwater world remains unexplored.”