Before we talk about the ocean and its importance on the planet
We will always find ourselves at sea
The ocean is a place full of a thousand and one mysteries, incredible adventures, deep reflections and above all great riches. It is our source of life, that is, cube more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, even if you live near or far from the coast, this body of water will impact your life in some way. It regulates the climate on our planet, it is home to millions of marine species, it is a source of work for us … In short, without the ocean life would not exist as we know them now.
I believe that as a society we are not dimensioned how important is the existence of the ocean. The truth is understandable, because it is very difficult to love something that is not known. However, there is nothing to worry about, because that is why I invite you to come with me to discover more, much more about him (did you catch the reference to the Disney song?). Discover all that makes this wonderful ecosystem a very special place. Believe me, you’re going to end up loving him.
Let’s start with the basics
First there are several differences between the sea and the ocean. The seas are bodies close to the ocean, some become part of the ocean, but with a smaller size. Besides that, usually, the mothers are partially locked up by the earth. Now, he The world’s largest ocean is the Pacific Ocean with an extension of more than 155,000,000 km2while the largest sea is the Mediterranean Sea, with soloist and approximately 3,000,000 km2. There we can see a big difference in size.
Another big difference they all have is that in the sea are a greater diversity of marine species than in the ocean due to its proximity to the earth.
Life under the sea
The marine ecosystem is huge, beautiful and totally interesting. This type of aquatic ecosystem is mainly characterized by the presence of salt waterin addition to being home to a variety of marine plants and animals.
The marine flora
To begin with, there are different types of plants in the ocean, from those that are submerged to others that are floating. Each of these species constitutes marine biodiversity and the most amazing thing is that there is the possibility of finding some forms of life, in addition to certain vital needs in them.
to read seaweed son of the first inhabitants of the planet. Currently, they exist around 30,000 species of seaweed, being so of the main sources of oxygen production, surpassing terrestrial ecosystems, but declining phytoplankton. Unlike plants, they do not have roots, stems or leaves. You don’t get flowers or seeds, but they do produce organic matter a part of CO2, water and sell minerals.
to read seaweed son of the first inhabitants of the planet. Currently, they exist around 30,000 species of algae marina, being so of the main sources of oxygen production, surpassing terrestrial ecosystems, but declining phytoplankton. Unlike plants, they do not have roots, stems or leaves. You don’t get flowers or seeds, but they do produce organic matter a part of CO2, water and sell minerals.
Other elements that are not only important in the ocean, but are also extremely beautiful are the coral reefs. These beautiful underwater mountains are mainly characterized by their bright colors. They are called “reefs” because they are very large colonies of different types of corals. Coral reefs are home to 90% of marine animal species thanks to the protection and food it provides. In addition, remove and recycle carbon dioxide, which is responsible for gases greenhouse effect.
In addition to the rich diversity of marine vegetation, the aquatic ecosystem is home to nearly 200,000 marine species, being one of the most diverse habitats that exist. Each animal is even more fantastic than the last. From giant invertebrates to small animals, including different microorganisms, they have all been living in harmony since ancient times.
A charming example of the animals that live under the sea are jellyfish. They have no heart, eyes, brain or central nervous system and they are made up of 95% water, How awesome is this? Other than that, the sharks, the squares, there are amazing things on the planet more than 400 million years. Still, one of the most interesting I know is the black devil fish, a 20cm thing that is able to assist in an instant, do you remember the fish that attacked Dory and Nemo’s dad in the depths of the ocean? The one on the lamp in the head? Well that’s what it’s called and it can get to live up to 4,000 meters deep.
The importance of the ocean
The ocean is in all of us and we benefit from the direct or indirect at all times. Represents the 97% of the water on the planet, and our vital support, therefore, its importance for the prolongation of human life is large enough for the priority of the sea. It provides resources such as hydrocarbons, energy and minerals.
Thanks to the existence of the phytoplanktonsmall organisms that look like plants, use the process of photosynthesis with sunlight to convert it into energy they need and so they produce between 50% and 85% of oxygen on the planet. In addition, the ocean absorbs 30% carbon dioxide emitted globally significantly reduce the levels of greenhouse gases. The hot water from the ocean with the absorbed CO2 travels through the currents to the poles and vice versa in order to regulate the climate in different parts of the planet.
Human dependence is not just about being one valuable source of protein. Since it sustained more than 3 billion people, accounting for 17% of protein worldwide, but also test the employment of more than 200 million people.
It is also a beneficial means of transport for international trade, Siendo Responsible for more than 90% of it. On the other hand, it has always been one of the strongest supports of tourism, offering socio-economic wealth worldwide. Also, water sports or recreational activities on the water have benefits to both physical health and emotional well-being, contributing positively to people’s mental health.
Likewise, our health is tied to the ocean. Many of the main components for making the medicines we consume are extracted from the marine ecosystem. helping to treat various advances, from viral outbreaks to terminal illnesses. In fact, the United Nations stated in 2020 that organisms have been studied in the depths of the ocean to help detect COVID-19 rapidly.
Connection with you and the world
There was a time when I was at my limit and I felt overwhelmed with everything going on around me. It took me just four days by the sea to help me balance my emotions, to be able to know myself calmly, and to organize my life’s priorities. I’m a believer that the sea saved my life, I’m very grateful for it, in fact, I can’t explain in words the change it made in me. So I can’t stop thinking about how we take care of ourselves and benefit from when we’re not giving the care and love we deserve.
Tell us what the ocean is for you
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