Across the country and around the world, profound changes in our ocean are already being observed–changes that in turn will have profound impacts on the planet and consequences for communities. While many would agree that the scientific data and information gathered about the changing state of the ocean should inform our decisions and actions, there are too many cases of disconnects and breakdowns in the chain from data to action.

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