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Ocean Sciences

This article by Dr Lorien Pichegru (Researcher in Marine Ecology at Nelson Mandela University) appeared in The Conversation Africa on January 31, 2018.

https://theconversation.com/are-seismic-surveys-driving-penguins-from-their-feeding-grounds-90864

Arthur C. Clarke once aptly reflected on “how inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean”. The ocean mass covers about 71% of our planet’s surface and comprises 97% of its water mass. It plays a crucial role in earth’s climate system – regulating its average temperatures and storing over two-thirds of earth’s active carbon dioxide.