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World Oceans Day 2020

June 5, 2020

Hello All,

Monday is World Oceans Day, a day dedicated to promoting the conservation of our oceans. If you didn’t pay attention in school when you studied these great bodies of water, allow us to give you a brief lesson.

There are five designated oceans in the world: the Arctic, Southern, Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific. Together they cover over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface and contain 97 percent of all the water on the planet. They’re kind of a big deal. 

Image Source: surfertoday.com

The Amazon Rainforest is often called “the world’s lungs,” but — no offense to the Amazon — we think our oceans are actually more worthy of that title. Under the surface of the water is an elaborate network of plants and other organisms responsible for providing more than half of the Earth’s oxygen. Ocean dwellers like phytoplankton play a vital role in this process by consuming carbon dioxide and giving off oxygen through photosynthesis. The seas also carry hot and cold water to different climate zones through currents, influencing climate regulation and weather patterns. These waters house more than 90 percent of all the creatures on our planet. Many species have yet to be discovered by humans, but the ones we do know about comprise a colorful group of all shapes and sizes. 

Zooplankton off the coast of Catalina Island, Calif.
Photo courtesy of Wonders of the Sea 3D

In 2017, ROKiT co-produced a documentary called Wonders of the Sea 3D. The film showcases the beauty of the world’s oceans, most compellingly at the micro scale. Jean-Michel Cousteau — the son of famous sea explorer Jacques Cousteau — takes the viewer on a journey to learn about the importance of our oceans and efforts to preserve their health. Oh, we should also mention that it’s beautifully narrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Take a look:

In honor of World Oceans Day 2020, we are proud to offer Wonders of the Sea 3D for free to all ROKiT Phone users in the ROKFLiX 3D app. Watch the movie as the directors intended, in eye-popping 3D. Get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures on Earth. The documentary is sure to delight viewers of all ages. For parents looking to teach their children more about life beneath the surface of the ocean, think of Wonders of the Sea 3D as a great starting point. Seeing the ocean in all its glory in 3D is sure to be more engaging than reading a typical science book.

Feather Duster Worms in the waters surrounding Fiji.
Photo courtesy of Wonders of the Sea 3D

We all benefit from the ocean in more ways than we realize. A healthy ocean correlates with a healthy human race. In addition to regulating our climate, this vast body of water plays a vital role in the global economy by providing food to millions, resources for consumer goods — including beauty products and medications — and a means to transport them. This World Oceans Day, take the time to learn more about our beautiful oceans and find something you can do to make a difference.