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Describe the importance of maintaining the ocean ecosystem.

It is important to maintain because the ocean ecosystems because it provides reefs that support a complex ecosystem of ocean organisms that live and help each other to survive. Virtually every phyla on Earth is represented in the ocean including vertebrate and invertebrates organisms. All creatures depend on producers that convert sunlight into a biomass. The imbalances in the ecosystem can devastate the delicate web of life on which humans depend. If this happens it will act like a dominoe effect and life as we know it will be gone.

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  1. The most important reason for maintaining the ocean is the production of plant biomass from sunlight and nutrients. It represents the basic food source for all life in the ocean, and ultimately also for humans. The primary productivity is achieved by small plants like, the seagrass and macroalgae function

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  2. Both of you are right. I like your answer, Sue. In a nutshell, all life on Earth is dependent on all other life on Earth, plants and animals alike, from macroalgae to elephants.

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