In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8.
ocean research Archives - State of the Planet
Today we’re celebrating World Oceans Day with a deep dive into an international project to map the entire seafloor.
Vast portions of the oceans contain low levels of the nutrients that normally sustain life. Yet these areas are not devoid of life. Once thought to be biological deserts, recent research has shown that such nutrient-poor marine systems could significantly contribute to the amount of carbon dioxide that is trapped into the deep ocean, influencing Earth’s climate.