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Most of the world’s great fisheries lie in coastal waters
The everyday "normal" activities of modern industrialized society—driving, shipping, heating our buildings, operating industrial machinery—put far more oil and its byproducts into the oceans than all the major spills combined. The significance of the input of oil from petroleum-fueled vehicles might even be understated, since the chronic drip of oil from millions of cars and trucks is extremely hard to measure. (Digital Vision Ltd.)

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