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Last updated on - June 8, 2020, 4:48 PM IST
World Ocean Day is an annual observance day which is celebrated on June 8th. It aims at educating people about the importance of this water body that covers almost 71 per cent of our planet and also encourage people to protect the ocean. This year, the theme of the World Ocean Day is "Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean." Here we give you enough reasons why you should be protective towards the ocean.
If you think that rain-forests are the major source of oxygen, you are mistaken. It is the oceans that provide 70 per cent of this essential gas, without which, we cannot survive.
Oceans are responsible for weather regulation. Ocean currents help in transportation of warm water from the equator to the poles and cold water from the poles to the tropics. Without this natural phenomena, only a few places on the earth will be habitable and the rest of the places will experience extreme climate.
Non-vegetarian foods are the major source of protein, a body-building nutrient. And, a major part of this non-veg food (fishes) come from oceans. That is why the ocean is considered important for survival.
Ocean is home to a large number of species (more than 300,000). And, these organisms play a vital role in maintaining the chain of the ecosystem.
According to the data of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), approximately 59.6 million people globally, are engaged in fisheries and aquaculture.
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