Oceans cover more than 70% of Earth's surface, containing all but 3% of the world's water
    Dissolved gases in sea water regulate the composition of our atmosphere
    Ocean currents distribute solar energy over the globe
    A teaspoon of seawater can contains as many as a million one-celled phytoplankton
    The world's phytoplankton generate half of the oxygen we breathe.... and absorb half of the carbon dioxide that may becontributing to global warming
    Phytoplankton are a source of fossil fuel
    Phytoplankton are the base of the marine food web