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September 17, 2013 – Permanent
Museum: Natural History Museum
Location: 1st Floor, North Center, Ocean Hall
Explore our connections to the ocean and discover ideas and tools for each of us to help keep those connections healthy and sustainable. Objects, images, interactives, and videos tell the story of human use of and effects on the ocean—from the earliest documented use of marine resources in South Africa some 160,000 years ago to current climate change, pollution, overfishing, and habitat destruction.