Save the ocean
The oceans are a very important part of the world. It covers more than two-thirds of the Earth’s surface. It is home to wildlife and some of the biggest creatures on earth and provides us with food, jobs, life, etc. The ocean is vital to our survival and everyday lives.
There are many reasons attributed to the vital importance of the oceans. The oceans produce most of the oxygen in the world. While rainforests also produce a lot of oxygen it is minor compared to the 70% produced by oceans. The oceans do not have or need trees to produce oxygen for them. It has a microscopic plant called Phytoplankton that absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen. These oceanic organisms are vital to life on Earth.
The ocean is an important source of food for billions of people around the world. Many organisms in the ocean are consumed by people globally. Seafood makes up almost 16% of the animal protein consumed worldwide. Seafood includes fish, crabs, algae, sea plants, etc. The oceans form an important part of a sustainable method to feed the planet’s growing population.
The ocean is not just a source of food but also home to an abundance of life. According to many scientists, most of the organisms in the ocean have not yet been discovered. The ocean is infinitely vast and most of it has not yet been studied so there must be a lot more marine life in it.
The ocean also regulates the climate of the Earth. It absorbs the heat reducing the Earth’s temperature and transports warm water to the poles and vice versa. The water from the ocean evaporates providing most of the water for rainfalls. The ocean absorbs Carbon dioxide and controls the global climate.
It also provides many jobs related to sea activities and is home to many medicinal plants and animals. These reasons along with many more are why we should do everything in our power to protect the oceans of the world.
By, Akshitha S, Grade 8B, CMRNPS