Oceans are the greatest gift to Earth. It is the planet’s engine and its support system. It is a must for all life on Earth, including us, the human. It generates an estimated 50% to 80% of the oxygen we breathe. It also has positive effects on our mental health and well being. It helps in reducing anxiety.
It hosts 80% of the planet’s biodiversity. It is the largest ecosystem on Earth! Did you know that 3 billion people are getting their animal protein from fish?
It is also a great source of renewable energy. We can generate electricity from waves and tides.
The ocean can play a major in reducing climate change impacts. It absorbs 30% of the carbon produced by human activities. But we have to know that it has a limited capacity.
Here’s another fact, over 90% of heat caused by global warming is absorbed by the ocean. Interesting facts? Right?
Now, let’s state our current “facts”. The new technologies have been using exponentially the marine environments, in order to support their industries such as fishing, tourism, aquaculture, and even the research and development departments that work on providing new forms of drugs from marine biodiversity.
As a result, the marine ecosystems can be threatened because of pollution, overfishing, habitat destruction, the extension of large specifies…
I’m not overrated but it might change and destroy the very processes and resources on which they’re depending on.
The current management systems can no longer maintain the productivity, biological diversity, and ecosystems of marine environment. The consequences of this failure are frightening!
Marine life is literally dying. Even though many people are already aware of it, but they don’t take action.
We should focus on raising awareness for better marine environments. Now is the best time to act, for us and for future generations. Each one of us can make a difference!
If you want to know how you can refer to our previous blog post: “How you can help in saving Marine Life?” to start your eco path!
Finally, let’s conclude with the following quote:
“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea”-Sylvia Earle.