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 ...
study the ocean, and the instruments used for research. The first lesson will focus
on the importance of the ocean. Why is the ocean important to every individual ...
Importance of the Ocean Throughout history humans have been directly or
indirectly influenced by the oceans. Ocean waters serve as a source of food.
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.
The ocean is Earth's life support. 50 to 70 % of our oxygen comes from the ocean.
That's more than all of the world's rainforests combined. The ocean is the #1 ...
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 oceans have long been recognized as one of humanity's most important
natural resources. Their vastness has made them appear to be limitless sources
These are just a few examples of the importance of the ocean to life on land.
Explore them in greater detail to understand why we must keep the ocean
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 ...
Apr 17, 2014 ... 14 percent of U.S. counties that are adjacent to the coast produce 45 percent of
the nation's gross domestic product (GDP), with close to three ...