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Healthy oceans are vital for human life, for wildlife, and for the planet. Oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface, produce about half of all the oxygen that we breathe, and act as the largest carbon sink in the world, playing a critical role in regulating climate. Oceans also provide jobs, recreation, and food for billions of people. We must protect and restore our oceans and coast for our health, our economy, and our future.