How to explore global issues about Ocean Sustainability
The ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface and contains 97 percent of the planet's water, yet more than 95 percent of the underwater world remains unexplored. The ocean and other bodies of water have essential functions in regulating the Earth's climate and weather. The ocean supports the life of nearly 50 percent of all species on Earth and helps sustain that life providing 20 percent of the animal protein and 5 percent of the total protein in the human diet.
With this activity kit teachers and learners can:
• Explore global issues related to ocean sustainability
• Investigate the threats to the planet’s oceans
• Consider ways to reduce their own impact
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