Our ocean is home to some of the most amazing creatures on earth, ~80% of the world’s biodiversity lives in the sea and there is still so much to be discovered. At least 100 million unnamed species live on the ocean floor alone.
Thousands of pharmaceutical compounds have been isolated from marine animals and plants. The cures for HIV/AIDs, cancer, malaria, tuberculosis and leukemia, etc. could lie beneath the waves.
The ocean surrounds us all, yet more is known about the Moon and Mars. We are just now beginning to understand the ocean and with that understanding comes the increasing realization that the ocean is in deep trouble.
Marine conservation efforts so far are simply overwhelmed by the number and scale of the problems the ocean faces. Find out more and help spread the word, together we can make a difference!
The ocean is our earth’s greatest natural resource. It is the place of origin for most life forms. Millions of people rely on the ocean for survival.