At the 2011 Summit at Sea, business leaders, artists, non-profit founders, and others gathered to discuss the present and the future, and specifically how we can all help address the problems facing the ocean. View some of the most creative, catchy, or otherwise interesting submissions below. After two weeks of voting, the Viewers' Choice Winner with 27% of the vote was the Migrating Mural by Jane Kim.

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