Ocean is the life support system of the planet and the largest ecosystem on the earth. Our ocean
provides an array of benefits for all the creatures. We must protect and preserve the marine
ecosystem to make certain a sustainable future. Scientists in recent years understand and ensure
the devasting impact and continued threat of our activities like the overfishing, invasive species,
habitat destruction, climate change and other forms of human exploitation.
Focus on the role of the ocean
We are connected to the sea when we take every breath and drink every drop of water. It is the
right time to understand and ensure the overall significance of defending the ocean. You can
enhance your efforts and support a lot for protecting the ocean in different ways like
strengthening the marine protections via Blue Parks, visualizing the conservation in the Marine
Protection Atlas and advocating the strong protections.
Everyone can make a positive difference and work to save our ocean for us and upcoming
generations. The marine environment supplies so many ecosystems which support the
biodiversity in both coastal and open ocean habitats. The best-in-class nature of the marine
ecosystems provides resources beneficial to the society and a notable portion of the population of
the world based on the oceans and coasts for the overall well-being and survival. The land use
change, climate change and overfishing activities lead to threats to the marine ecosystems and
resources from the ocean.
Our biodiversity is severely affected by the anthropogenic activities and the invasion of non-
native species. Do not forget the significance and benefits of the healthy marine ecosystem. This
is because such ecosystem only provides raw materials for medicines, food security, building
materials from the sand and coral rock, feed for livestock and natural defenses against hazards
like the coastal erosion and also inundation.
Benefits of protecting the ocean
The world ocean produces more than half of the oxygen in the world and absorbs 50-time more
carbon dioxide than our land atmosphere. The ocean in the 70% of surface of the earth plays a
vital role behind the climate regulations. The ocean transports the heat from the equator to the
poles for regulating the climate as well as weather patterns. Some form of marine transportation
is used in many countries for up to 75% of trades. The ocean provides us so many unique
activities from whale watching, kayaking to boating and fishing. The ocean-dependent
businesses employ so many millions of people worldwide. The ocean based economy in different
countries produce several hundreds of billion dollars in goods and services.
Many people misunderstand that the ocean only provides us seafood. However, the ocean
provides the best food ingredients like the soymilk and peanut butter. Medicinal products in
different categories these days come from the ocean. These products are helpful a lot to heal
heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis and cancer. Proper ocean observation on a regular
basis is very important to monitor the biodiversity in detail and measure the level of species
distribution and density in the marine ecosystems to let every policymaker to respond to and
manage the ecosystems.