Our planet earth is the only planet in the solar system that holds life, at least till now. It’s the third planet to the Sun, and it’s an ideal atmosphere for the survival of living organisms. It’s interesting to know that the ocean covers more than 70% of the earth. The ocean completely consists of saltwater, and it has a major role in controlling Earth’s weather and, at the same time, is home to millions of organisms. We can say that the ocean is the elementary foundation of every living organism.
But as we continue to exploit and destroy all the other resources on earth, global warming is occurring at an alarming rate, and it’s threatening the world’s biggest and most diverse habitat. The oceans are mainly divided into five: the Pacific, the largest; the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arctic, and the Southern. Oceans consist of a wide variety of essential minerals, and it absorbs the heat produced by the Sun, exchanges it to Earth’s atmosphere, and distributes it all over the world.
Life in the ocean
Oceans are home to millions of organisms on Earth, and it seems that we have barely scratched the surface when it comes to identifying all the marine life in the ocean. This is because the ocean is really deep. Humans have been trying to figure the actual depth of the ocean for over 500 years, and are still trying new methods. But over time, we have discovered many organisms, some of them we thought were extinct. The ocean is the home for tiny single-celled organisms to giant Blue Whale, which is considered the world’s biggest living organism. But ocean life as we know is deteriorating at a phenomenal rate, and it’s mainly due to human-made consequences.
The impact of humans on oceans
Human activities have affected, and it’s still affecting all of Earth’s properties, and oceans are an important example. Marine life is tremendously declining, and these days, we can see washed-up whales, dead dolphins, or mutilated aquatic organisms at least once a day. This is happening only because of human activities. In many situations, ships malfunction, and the very next outcome is an oil spill, as well as dispense garbage into the ocean, turning it into a graveyard for marine life. Due to the increasing pollution, acid rains are falling into the ocean, and it instantly kills the microorganism and pollutes the ocean. All this shows how carefree we are about the importance of water in life.
Why should we protect the ocean?
The ocean is truly a vast bowl of limitless living organisms. It’s beautiful, and at the same time, it can be dangerous. But the ocean plays a very important part in our lives, and it’s necessary to know about the importance of the ocean. The ocean mainly produces the oxygen that is required for the survival of all living organisms. The ocean alone produces half the amount of the oxygen that we need, and it also helps to regulate the climate of the earth. The ocean rewards us with food and other activities.
Recent studies have shown us that products from the ocean constitute a nation’s economy in a great amount.