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www.protectplanetocean.org/collections/introduction/introbox/oceans/introduction-item.html

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 more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and absorb the most carbon from it. No matter how far from the shore that you live, oceans still affect your life and the ...

wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/blue_planet/open_ocean/ocean_importance

Oxygen: It's not just ocean life that depends on phytoplankton. These tiny marine plants are estimated to produce over half the oxygen that we, and all other land animals, breathe. CO2 sink: Ocean waters have the capacity to absorb vast amounts of the greenhouse-warming gas carbon dioxide (CO2), and thus have helped ...

www.marine.usf.edu/pjocean/packets/f98/f98u1le1.pdf

awareness of the role the ocean plays in our lives, and to initiate changes needed to ... follow along! Why are the Oceans Important? We can make a long list of how the oceans and marine life are important to us. Did you know the. Oceans cover greater than 70% of the ... humans and other marine life. How do we maintain ...

cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanacidification/documents/PML_TechnicalSheet_high_CO2_world.pdf

Regulate the Earth system. In the North Atlantic Ocean wind-driven surface currents head poleward from the equator, cooling all the while and eventually sinking at high latitudes into the ocean basins. (thermohaline circulation). Extensive mixing takes place across ocean basins, reducing differences between them and ...

www.nationalgeographic.org/media/why-ocean-matters

Oct 23, 2012 ... Watch this video during formal or informal instruction to explain to students why a healthier ocean means a healthier planet. Covering 72 percent of the Earth and supplying half its oxygen, the ocean is our planet's life support system. This video dives into why the ocean is important and some of the biggest ...

www.marbef.org/wiki/Why_are_the_oceans_so_important_for_us%3F

Jul 25, 2012 ... Oceans are the cradle of life, contributing fundamentally to the Earth's functioning through their sheer size, productivity, biomass and diversity! Over 95% of the ... Ultimately, it calls for a vision of the planet that embraces land, sea, the atmosphere and human societies in all its interactions. Marine genomics ...

www.seafirst.nl/themas/importance-of-the-sea/?lang=en

We distinguish four of them: the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the smallest one, the Arctic Ocean (sometimes considered a sea of the Atlantic Ocean). ... New technologies made it possible to document life in the ocean from the most bright coral reefs to the darkest and deepest oceans. In the year ...

www.ck12.org/earth-science/importance-of-the-oceans/lesson/Importance-of-the-Oceans-HS-ES

Feb 24, 2012 ... How the oceans sustain life, are part of the water cycle and moderate climate. ... Importance of the Oceans ... Except at the very top, they are completely inhospitable to humans. Even this humpback whale can only dive to about 700 feet, so there's a lot about the ocean it doesn't know. Earth would not be the ...

www.un.org/depts/los/oceans_foundation.htm

It has thus been hailed as the most important international achievement since the approval of the United Nations Charter in 1945. While many institutions, some created by the Convention and others part of the United Nations system are responsible for governing areas on specific aspects of the ocean under their jurisdiction ...