We live on planet ocean

Viewed from space, we clearly live on “Planet Ocean”. Seas and oceans cover 70% of the surface of our world.

The ocean shapes our weather

Ocean currents help move heat around the world, making the climate less extreme and our planet more habitable.

The ocean slows climate change

By absorbing a large part of our CO2 emissions and most of the excess heat generated by emissions, and by storing carbon from marine life, the ocean provides vital climate mitigation.

The ocean is home to a myriad of life

The world's seas and oceans contain millions of different kinds of life, many of them unknown to science.

The ocean is the lungs of the world

Life in our seas and oceans produces half of the oxygen we breathe.

The ocean heals us

Our seas and oceans provide life-saving drugs, and ocean life could be the key to tackling the diseases of the future.

The ocean feeds us

More than 3.5 billion people depend on our seas and oceans for their primary source of food.

The ocean makes us whole

It is where we came from and where we always return, to rest, swim, dive, sail, and to nurture our physical and mental health.

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AGM: If you were granted one wish to improve the state of the ocean, what would it be?

Seas At Risk asked its members: “If you were granted one wish to improve the state of the ocean, what would it be?”. Find their answers in this video prepared for SAR’s Annual General Meeting.

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