1998: Year of the Ocean

The World

In the “Year of the Ocean” President Clinton draws mild praise for his efforts to protect the marine environment. But some say they’re just a small part of what’s needed to shore up the nation’s greatest natural resource. A lesson about the oceans for President Clinton and Vice President Gore came from explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle on the shores of California’s Monterey Bay recently where the nation’s top ocean experts gathered to brainstorm about protecting the marine environment. Living on Earth’s Terry FitzPatrick was there, and he tells Laura Knoy what happened.

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