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July 26, 2019 - The Christian Science Monitor

Into the twilight zone: An age of discovery unfolds beneath the waves

Into the twilight zone: An age of discovery unfolds beneath the waves
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Humans like to think they have conquered every corner of the planet. But in reality we know little about the world’s largest biome: the ocean.

It covers more than 70% of the planet’s surface, constitutes 95% of its living space, contains 97% of its water, and is critical to life on Earth in myriad ways: as a source of food, of oxygen, as a driver of our climate.

“The ocean is the most important thing you rarely think about,” says Janis Searles Jones, CEO of the Ocean Conservancy, an advocacy group. “You need a healthy ocean to have a habitable planet.”

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