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The Winter 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist includes a variety of educational resources, ranging from astronomy to glaciers. Check out the other publications and classroom materials in our online store.
Coral reef habitat: A fisherman tries his luck with a simple net in American Samoa.
Image courtesy of Kip F. Evans

Ocean Literacy - Essential Principle 4

The ocean makes Earth habitable.

Fundamental Concept 4a.
Most of the oxygen in the atmosphere originally came from the activities of photosynthetic organisms in the ocean.

Fundamental Concept 4b.
The first life is thought to have started in the ocean. The earliest evidence of life is found in the ocean.

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