The Ocean Made Earth Habitable

Part five of a nine-part series on Ocean Literacy, an anthology of reflections, examples and illustrations that represent responses to the ocean and the environmental challenges we face.

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The Lena River, some 2,800 miles (4,500km) long, is one of the largest rivers in the world. The Lena Delta Reserve, an important refuge and breeding ground for Siberian wildlife, is the most extensive protected wilderness area in Russia. The Lena empties into the Laptev Sea in the Arctic Ocean. Credit: @USGS

The ocean made the Earth habitable.

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Dedicated to sharing information about ocean issues: climate to trade, culture to governance. The sea connects all things. Online at WorldOceanObservatory.org.

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