- 2001 #70 (40p.)
- Author(s): GESAMP
- Publisher(s): UNEP
- Journal Series Reports and Studies
If it were not for the sea, the Earth would just be one more
small, dead planet, another desert island adrift in the limitless
black ocean of space. Life began in its waters, and no animal
could clamber out of them onto dry land before algae in the
primaeval oceans released oxygen to provide a welcoming atmosphere.
And without the water from the sea that falls as rain,
the continents would become barren again...