The oceans are immensely important for the climate, biodiversity, the coasts, tourism etc. Here are the facts.
Did you know that coastal areas store up to 5 times more carbon than all tropical forests combined?
Did you know that the phytoplankton from the oceans – a mix of algae, bacteria and blue-green algae – creates 50% of all oxygen in the atmosphere? In other words: we owe every second breath we take to the oceans.
Did you know that 540 million people – 8% of the world population – depend on fishing and aquaculture?
Did you know that fish is the main source of animal protein for at least 1 billion people?
Discover more figures in the following four infographics.