Almost 250’000 marine species have been discovered as of August 2016 according to WoRMS and it is estimated that at least one million species live in the sea.
One of the smallest inhabitants of the ocean is also the most important. Plankton produces a big portion of the oxygen we breath and builds the basis of the ocean food chain.
Marine organisms are important as well to create new land through coral reefs and by producing the sand.
In addition the oceans and marine species are important to humans for food, medicine, recreation and materials.
Every Wednesday I publish an article about the marine life and fascinating underwater behavior – read the latest articles here: