85% of plant life is found in the ocean.


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85% of plant life is found in the ocean.

It may surprise you to know that around three quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered by the marine biome, consisting of oceans, coral reefs and estuaries.

Even more surprising is the fact that 85% of all plant life is found in oceans. But even NASA was somewhat taken aback in 2011 to find that the waters of the Arctic Ocean, despite being covered by three-foot thick ice, are richer in microscopic marine plants than any other ocean region in the world.

The find is probably a result of climate change thinning the Arctic ice and allowing sunlight to promote its growth.


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