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.