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Ocean Sciences

This article by Dr Lorien Pichegru (Researcher in Marine Ecology at Nelson Mandela University) appeared in The Conversation Africa on January 31, 2018.

Arthur C. Clarke once aptly reflected on “how inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean”. The ocean mass covers about 71% of our planet’s surface and comprises 97% of its water mass. It plays a crucial role in earth’s climate system – regulating its average temperatures and storing over two-thirds of earth’s active carbon dioxide.