Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth and humankind. They flow over nearly
three-quarters of our planet, and hold 97% of the planet's water. They produce ...
Importance of the Ocean Throughout history humans have been directly or
indirectly influenced by the oceans. Ocean waters serve as a source of food.
Oceans remove carbon from the air, regulate the Earth's climate, provide food,
provide jobs and provide oxygen. Oceans are the most valuable shared natural ...
Because the oceans are the largest ecosystems on Earth, they are the Earth's
largest life support systems. To survive and prosper, we all need healthy oceans.
Despite the fact that the ocean plays a role in everything from the air we breathe
to daily weather and climate patterns, we know very little about our ocean. And ...
Jul 25, 2012 ... Oceans are the cradle of life, contributing fundamentally to the Earth's functioning
through their sheer size, productivity, biomass and diversity!
Feb 24, 2012 ... How the oceans sustain life, are part of the water cycle and moderate climate.
Covering 72 percent of the Earth and supplying half its oxygen, the ocean is our
planet's life support system—and it's in danger. Watch this video to learn why a ...
www.pdx.edu/sites/www.pdx.edu.sustainability/files/Costanza Oceans 1999.pdf
The oceans have long been recognized as one of humanity's most important ...
importance of the oceans, and on developing institutions for their sustainable ...
The ocean is vast, covering 140 million square miles, some 72 per cent of the ... It
has thus been hailed as the most important international achievement since ...