why are oceans important

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  • Why are Oceans important?
    • Oceans give us more than half of the oxygen we breath.
      • They also give us food and recreational oppurtunities
      • 76% of all U.S. trade involves some form of marine transportation.
    • Oceans absorb 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere.
    • The ocean transports heat from the equator to the poles, regulating our climate and weather patterns.
    •  The ocean is also vital to our economy. One of every six U.S. jobs is marine-related, and more than 66% of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometers of the coastline. 
    • Many medicinal products come from the ocean, including ingredients that help fight cancer, arthritis and heart disease.
    • the oceans are an essential part of the water cycle. Vast amounts of water evaporate from the ocean surface and become water vapour. when this collides with colder air it forms rain


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