Other Ocean Resources

This chapter describes how, without a healthy ocean, there can be no healthy life on earth. Without the ocean, there can be no life at all. Nothing could be more important to life than water. This is only natural as science teaches that life originated from the ocean. Ocean resources, such as shellfish, seaweed, fish, and marine mammals are readily available along the coasts. From the very beginning, these resources have been used for food an other purposes, Modern society uses the ocean as a source of food, recreation, adventure, renewable energy, minerals (ranging from diamonds and uranium to corals, sand, and gravel), fossil fuel (such as oil and gas), and various chemicals and medicine. In most cases, the ability to utilize these resources is closely linked with scientific discoveries and technological developments. Other resources that come from the oceans are: salt or sodium chloride; magnesium; bromine; and freshwater.

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    Global Environment Facility

    1818 H Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20433
  • Authors:
    • Kullenberg, Gunnar
  • Publication Date: 2008-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 83-93
  • Monograph Title: Securing the Oceans. Essays on Ocean Governance. Global and Regional Perspectives

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  • Accession Number: 01142500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789718120224
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2009 4:05PM