Obama responds to 'Blue Economy' threat
Image: The Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' -- NASA
The Blue Economy – jobs and economic opportunities that emerge from our oceans, Great Lakes, and coastal resources – generates more than 50 percent of our nation’s Gross Domestic Product and provides over 70 million jobs to Americans. Simply put, the economic health of America is undeniably linked to the riches of our oceans and coasts.
- Great Pacific Garbage Patch
- Shark fin hunting
- Collapsing coral reefs
- Gulf of Mexico dead zone
- Jellyfish invasions
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