The Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and are home to an incredible amount of biodiversity. Marine plants produce 70% of the oxygen in the world’s atmosphere (National Geographic 2015), and oceans provide valuable resources that have driven both human culture and economic progress throughout history. Despite the ocean's evident importance to life on Earth, humanity has not worked with much effort to maintain their health.
Paul, Sophia and Sheetz, Austin
"Assigning Responsibility to Ocean Pollution,"
Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) Policy Briefs: Vol. 4
, Article 6.
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gpripb/vol4/iss1/6