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Dec 15

The Importance of our Oceans

The world’s global ocean is extremely important to life on earth. Not only does the global ocean take up 71% of the planet’s surface, it is also the largest ecosystem on earth. Our whole lives rely on the health and success of the oceans. Over half of the air that we breathe is produced by the oceans as well as over 96% of our water supply comes from this huge body of water. Not only can we thank the ocean for the air we breathe and the water we drink, we can also thank the ocean for creating nearly a sixth of the protein that we eat.

The oceans are extremely important when climate change is concerned, as they can absorb a huge amount of carbon dioxide from the environment. If it wasn’t for the oceans, the impact of climate change would be extremely detrimental to life on earth.

The ocean is also a source for some incredible and life changing medicines which can help combat cancer, help with pain relief and have extremely high anti-bacterial properties. The oceans are our life line and without them, we would not exist. Did you know that ocean-based businesses have injected nearly $500 Billion into the world’s economy?

If you would like to learn more about the oceans and what lies beneath the surface, then take a look at the infographic below which was created by divein.com. These 50 fascinating will shock you and will certainly leave you wanting more…

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Guest Post by Torben Lonne – Chief-editor at DIVE.in
Torben is a top skilled PADI MSDT instructor. He has worked several years with scuba diving in Indonesia and Thailand – and dived most of his life in most of the world.

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