Human Connections

When thinking of "human connections" with the ocean, most people would think about pollution or overfishing. But humans are also explorers and scientists, artists and writers. Explore how the ocean has influenced human culture and how you can get involved.

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If you were choreographing a dance about the ocean, how would you do it? Would you dart around like a lobster in a hurry? Dive like a dolphin? Float like a jellyfish? Choreographer Fran...
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I’m a high school student interested in pursuing marine science. I have loved...
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I have been at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History since 1966...
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From a distance, Henry the Fish looks like a typical quirky and colorful...

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