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Response to Comment on "A Global Map of Human Impact on Marine Ecosystems"

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Science  12 Sep 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5895, pp. 1446
DOI: 10.1126/science.1158007

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Our results provide an important first step toward a full assessment of how human activities act cumulatively to affect the condition of the oceans. Fisheries (and climate change) impacts are some of the hardest to map and measure accurately. Consequently, species-specific considerations and fine-scale analyses should be left to more nuanced regional-scale replicates of our mapping framework.

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