Top 10 Facts about the World’s Oceans

Tania Curry June 8, 2014 0

Oceans play a crucial role in our planet’s health by regulating global temperatures. Oceans are also home to a staggering amount of life and provide more than a billion people with their primary source of protein.

Today is World Oceans Day, and we certainly have a lot to celebrate and to protect.

  • Fact #1: Oceans cover more than 71 percent of the planet’s surface and produce 70 percent of its oxygen. © Elisabeth Kruger/WWF-US

By Marsea Nelson, WWF guest blogger

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