The ocean affects all our lives. Whether you live in Washington or Florida or anywhere else, the ocean and ocean literacy is important for us.
The oceans provide us with many necessities. It includes oxygen, freshwater, protein-rich food, etc.
Even a 7-year-old child knows about the uses of the ocean. But then as we grow, we become ignorant about Mother Nature. Therefore, it becomes very important to re-learn the importance of oceans today.
The ocean is an important part of all living beings. Other important uses of the ocean are:
However, despite the importance of the ocean, we do not respect it. Negative effects from humans toward the ocean are:
Ocean science is the study of the ocean. However, it can be difficult to teach ocean science to adults. The Ocean Literacy Summit, recently held, was to teach ocean science easily to common adults. The summit was held at Northeastern University’s Boston campus. Researchers, teachers, and communicators across the world attended the summit
The aim of this summit was ocean literacy. Ocean Literacy means understanding the ocean’s effect on us and our influence on the ocean. The 7 important ocean literacy principles are:
Lastly, we must understand that we are not separate but a part of nature. In conclusion, even though the oceans are not connected to our daily lives, the ocean affects us all. The more we learn about how the ocean is connected, the more we will know what we need to know to build a sustainable future.
– Manavi Pandey