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Oceans & Society

Sometimes we perceive the ocean to be separate from our lives, but everything is connected. Show how these systems affect each other? Include the Shifting Baseline theory (by Dr. Pauley) in your discussion.

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Oceans and Society

In island societies like the Philippines and Indonesia, 'Yamang Dagat' (literally, riches of the sea) is considered among the 3 building blocks of society the other two namely 'Yamang Tao' (the riches of humanity) and 'Yamang Lupa' (the riches of the land). With these archipelago nations drawing from their fishing industry to feed their people just as they are drawing from their agricultural resources, forests and mining industry to employ and support the needs of their populace, because of the fact that they are surrounded by the sea, their people look to the sea and the oceans beyond their livelihood - tales of creation and various religious and socio-cultural practices of their societies reference, include and/or are shaped by their knowledge of the sea. 70% of the surface of the earth is made up of water while 60% of the human race are coastal dwellers (University of ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of the relationship between oceans and human society. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A discussion of the shifting baseline theory is also included.