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WASHINGTON, July 28, 1998 – The International Year of the Ocean

 

 "The sea never changes, and its works, for all the talk of  man, are wrapped in mystery."

 Joseph Conrad

 British writer

 1857-1924

 

 "Beginnings are apt to be shadowy, and so is the beginning  of the great mother life, the sea."

 Rachel Carson

 American biologist

 1907-1964

 

 "It is not the taking of individual ships or convoys, be  they few or many, that strikes down the money power of a  nation; it is the possession of that overbearing power on  the sea which drives the enemy’s flag from i..."

 Rear Adm. Alfred Thayer Mahan

 American naval officer

 1840-1914

 

 "Who can say of a particular sea that it is old? Distilled  by the sun, kneaded by the moon, it is renewed in a year, in  a day, or in an hour."

 Thomas Hardy

 English writer

 1840-1928

 

 "He who commands the sea has command of everything."

 Themistocles

 Athenian general

 c.528-462 B.C.

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