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Oceana is working to oppose offshore drilling in Belize's waters. A map released in February 2010 by the Geology and Petroleum Department confirmed that massive oil exploration concessions have been granted throughout the country of Belize -- including in marine reserves and national parks.
In December 2010, the Belizean government announced a ban on all forms of trawling in the country's waters. Oceana in Belize played a crucial role in the decision, collaborating with Belizean Prime Minister Dean Barrow's administration to negotiate the buy-out of the two shrimp trawlers
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If the salt in the oceans was spread over the Earth’s land, it would form a layer more than 500 feet thick.
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