Protect Planet Ocean is an initiative by IUCN with the collaboration with ... No
matter how far from the shore that you live, oceans still affect your life and the
Keeping the world's oceans healthy is important for all of us — whether we live
on the coast, ... Oceans absorb nearly one-third of human-caused carbon dioxide
emissions. ... Find out how your life is connected to oceans in the graphic above.
ocean. Why is the ocean important to every individual on planet Earth, and why is
there a worldwide ... awareness of the role the ocean plays in our lives, and to
initiate changes needed to ... are important to both humans and other marine life.
While nearly half of the world's human population lives within 50 miles of a ...
plant and animal sources provide important medicinal products and health
The oceans are the very foundation of human life. ... It has thus been hailed as
the most important international achievement since the ... Prepared by the
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, United
sinking at high latitudes into the ocean basins. (thermohaline .... Disruption to
marine life cycles .... human consumption is valued at £513m p.a.. (2004) in the
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.
Oxygen: It's not just ocean life that depends on phytoplankton. ... (CO<sup>2</sup>), and thus
have helped to buffer human-caused global warming and climate change.
Jul 25, 2012 ... Oceans are the cradle of life, contributing fundamentally to the Earth's ... land, sea
, the atmosphere and human societies in all its interactions.