The Changing Ocean and Impacts on Human Health

June 26, 2013 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


As the ocean changes, so do the concerns for public health. Swelling coastal populations, increased use of marine resources, and greater stress on the ocean from climate change can lead to several adverse health conditions that affect humans. These include contaminated seafood consumption, waterborne diseases, harmful algal blooms, and pollution, all of which point to the need for advanced knowledge of such health concerns and strategies for ensuring a sustainable and healthy relationship between humans and the ocean.