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Future Voices: how kids view our ocean in the coming decades

Penelope H.

The future ocean in 50 years will be bigger and much warmer. Thus meaning less animals will live in it. Animals from the equator will come up coast because it’ll be warmer. Animals that live in cold water will have no place to go, so they will die.

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What will the global ocean look like in 50 years?

As part of the Spring 2020 issue of our flagship magazine Oceanus themed Future Ocean [link to issue], we asked fifth-grade students from Morse Pond School in Falmouth, Mass. to share their vision, both in writing and through art. Many responses were disheartening: no corals, dead animals, rising and polluted seas, endless plastics.  Others held glimpses of hope—if  we make sustaining the ocean a priority.

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