In the past 50 years, the health of our ocean has declined dramatically and now, more than ever, our ocean needs our help!
A lot of people are not aware of how much we rely on our ocean and the benefits it provides to us. To name a few benefits, the ocean produces 70 – 80% of the oxygen we breathe, generates $21 trillion in ecosystem services each year, and is the main source or protein for 1/4 of the world’s population.
There are 5 main factors that have contributed to the declining health of our ocean, including;
- Invasive species
- Habitat destruction
- Climate change
Our ocean needs our help and actions must be taken to address these problems in order for our ocean to recover and become healthy once again.
Check out this video which showcases the benefits our ocean provides to us, and how badly our ocean needs our help.