NewScientist.com news service / Phil McKenna, Boston
Human activities have strongly impacted 41% of the world's oceans and have left only about 4% of their surface area relatively pristine, according to the first-ever global map of human impact upon the oceans.
The new atlas highlights the significant effects humans have had on even the most remote seas and could help guide future conservation efforts, but the findings have also drawn criticism from at least one marine biologist who questions the subjective nature of the ambitious study.
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My comment: Should we be filing this under the heading "Droning In Our Own Poop"?