Sea Around Us contributes to one of Smithsonian Magazine’s Top 10 Ocean Stories of 2012

The Ocean Health Index is the first global quantitative assessment of ocean health (Map credit: Halpern, et al, Nature)

In 2012, Kristin Kleisner, Dirk Zeller, Rashid Sumaila and Daniel Pauly with the Sea Around Us Project were part of an international team that undertook the first global comprehensive assessment of ocean health – and gave it a passing grade of 60 out of 100.

This achievement – the first “grading” of ocean health – has been recognized as one of the top 10 ocean stories of 2012! You can read more about this research and the other top ocean stories highlighted by Smithsonian Magazine here.

Find out more about the Ocean Health Index at this website and see the paper published in Nature.