Is there anything more inspiring than standing on the edge of an ocean and marveling at its beauty? Vast, stunning, and mysterious – these massive water pools are the key to life on Earth. Besides directly sustaining so many organisms, our oceans also produce the majority of oxygen on the planet, regulate our climate, and feed the mouths of a plethora of species.
That’s why it’s so important to stop and meditate on the importance of keeping the world’s oceans safe and clean. AndÂ though World Oceans Day is over, (it was this past Friday) we can still marvel at the riches of these mega-ecosystems for weeks, months and years to come if we learn to steward what we have now. Â This beautiful slideshow from TreeHugger with photos by Brian Skerry will inspire you to take action.