With what little we know, the ocean could be alive, amirite?

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The oceans are "alive" with a whole other world of life, 'course. For now, anyway.

Life on Earth began in the oceans over three billion years ago and for most of the planet's history it remained there, only appearing on land about 400 million years ago. It is estimated that 50% to 80% of all the species of life on the planet today still live in the oceans. In terms of sheer number the most plentiful forms of life are found in the oceans. One mouthful of sea water contains millions of bacterial cells, hundreds of thousands of phytoplankton, and tens of thousands of zooplankton. Scientists have named and classified about 1.5 million different species of marine life but it is estimated that there may be as many as 50 million yet to be discovered. In a recent study of the deep ocean 898 new species of marine life were discovered in an area half the size of a tennis court. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth and the Blue Whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on the planet. Fish supply the greatest percentage of the world's protein consumed by humans. Marine life produces about 50% of the oxygen in our atmosphere and the oceans absorb about 50% of the carbon dioxide we produce. The top ten feet of the world's oceans hold as much heat as the rest of the atmosphere. Ocean currents effect the planet's temperatures, weather, and climate. Given all this, I think it's reasonable to say the oceans are alive. pce smilie

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@Chris_the_Demon "New" in that we were unaware of their existence.

So, 898 species of marine life were discovered. If they were newly evolved then it would be 898 new species of marine life were discovered. I get it now.

Anonymous +1Reply

Everything on earth is alive except rocks and dead people. Earth isn't water its dirt but you know what I mean.

Anonymous 0Reply

let's not do that

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It's alive with fish!

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