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17 Importance of Marine Biogeochemistry

by Stephanie

Marine biogeochemistry basically is a field of study that is studying about the interaction between living beings seen by the point of views of biology, geology, and chemical reaction that is happened in the ocean.

There are so many things that can be learnt through this field of study. Starting from what kind of factors that might give bad impact towards the ecosystem until what can be done by the marine biogeochemistry to solve the problem that is exist in the ocean can be learnt in this field of study.

Today, I would like to share some information that I know about the importance of marine biogeochemistry.

1. Get to know about the ocean layer

Biogeochemistry also alowing us to know more about the ocean layers. Starts from the beginning which is on how the ocean layers is created until what kind of factors that might affect the ocean layers making process.

2. Knowing what kind of gas that is creating the atmosphere

We do know that there is a process of photosynthesis in the ocean and in the land. Somehow, what we need to live is not only oxygen, we do also need another type of gas. In biogeochemistry, we can also know on what kind of gas that is creating the atmosphere. By then, we can see on what kind of gas that has an abnormal amount of itself in the atmosphere that might give negative impact towards the lives on earth.

3. Problem solving for the ecosystem problem

Basically, one from some field that is being studied in biogeochemistry is chemistry. The chemistry can be used to fix some or even all ocean problems. The chemistry inside the biogeochemistry will allow us to know on what kind of chemical reaction that is happened and creates the problem in the ocean exist. After we get to know about the factors, we can know better on how we need to solve it.

4. Seeing the flow of ocean currents 

Another importance of marine biogeochemistry is that it is allowing us to see the flow of ocean currents. As we know today, that there is some types of ocean current that is exist in our oceans. Somehow, the ocean currents has its own role for the last of ocean life as well as the lives of another living beings.

5. A way to see the interaction between living beings

Knowing what kind of factors that might impact the ecosystem with its living being is the major thing that you will learn in the marine biogeochemistry. This field of study will see on how good is the interaction between living beings with the ecosystem or the interaction to another living beings.

6. Knowing factors that may impact the ecosystem

There are so many factors that may give negative impact towards the ecosystem. These factors is studied and trying to be prevented by those who is learning marine biogeochemistry field.

It has to be prevented since what ever bad things that is happened in our ecosystem may also impacting another ecosystem just like a domino effect.

7. Preventing the worse impact of global warming

One way on how to reduce global warming effects in ocean is basically to know what kind of factors that creates global warming.

By then, we can somehow preventing the impact of global warming become worse while trying to reducing the impact of global warming and fixing all the factors that creates global warming.

8. Protecting the marine habitat

There are so many threats to marine habitats that is caused by human activities. Human are just too greedy until they only taking benefits from the nature without caring about the impact that might happened after the actions that they have done. Here comes the importance of marine biogeochemistry where it can at least protecting the marine habitat through the marine biology, geology, and chemistry approach.

9. Keep the living beings alive

Since there are so many threat to ocean organisms which mostly came from the human activities that creates pollution and polluting the ocean, marine biogeochemistry has a big role to keep the living beings alive.

10. Opening a possibility to know about the ocean even more

Talking about the deep ocean ecosystems with all its thing has a never ending story to be told. The depth of the ocean is vary and the deepest part of the ocean kind of limiting human ability to get to know more about what is exist in the deepest part of the ocean.

There are so many approach that is applied in order to know more about the ocean. And one of them is through the marine biogeochemistry field.

11. Predicting what kind of phenomenon that might happened

Marine disasters even though can be caused by human but mostly it happens because of the nature itself such as some types of ocean storms. There will be some sign that will appear before a natural phenomenon happens. With the developing of education and also technology people nowadays can predict what kind of natural phenomenon that might happened.

12. Waste management system 

One of the most importance of marine biogeochemistry is waste management system. Since pollution has been an important and become a big concern towards the ecosystem, the existence of marine biogeochemistry is really important.

Furthermore, pollution as an impact of a chemical reaction can also be solved by marine biogeochemistry field.

13. Maintaining the ecosystem balance

There are some characteristics of ocean ecosystems that can be seen. And somehow these characteristic is creating a balance ecosystem to be lived in. After get to know on what kind of factors that might affect the ecosystem, predicting the phenomenon, and trying to prevent all the negative impact to be happened, marine biogeochemistry field is having a role to maintain the ecosystem balance.

14. Giving good impact towards the economy

There is also an economic importance of pacific ocean or basically the economic importance of keeping the ocean ecosystem stay in balance. As what you already know, there are so many people that is relying their lives to the ocean. Ocean has become an important source of money for people who are working as a fisherman for example.

By knowing on how to fix the problem that is exist in the ocean ecosystem, surely the living beings will be protected from overfishing in the ocean and or pollution that kill so many living beings in the ocean. And as long as there is living beings in the oceans and the amount of it is being managed, then people still can catch and sell fish.

15. Nutrient flow

Chemistry can be so broad including nutrient in the ocean. Of course there are some importance of nutrients in the ocean that is supporting the lives in the ocean. Marine biogeochemistry also can track the flow of nutrient in the ocean. Nutrient is a really crucial elements that is supporting the live of both marine plants and animal.

16. Get to know about the food chain system

To get to know about the food chain system in the ocean is also become the importance of marine biogeochemistry. We may say that almost everything in the ocean can be learnt through this field including the flow and also parties that is involved in the ocean food chain.

Understanding the food chain is really important since we see that there are a lot of importance of marine food chain.

17. Climate change

As what I have mentioned to you before, that marine biogeochemistry is also learning about what kind of gas that is exist in order to create the atmosphere.

And somehow, this also means that through marine biogeochemistry we can understand the climate of the ocean. This may also include on what kind of gas that is creating the temperature become hotter such as CO2 or what kind of gas that can protect the earth’s atmosphere.

So, those are some of the importance of marine biogeochemistry that I can share you with. Hopefully this information that I already shared can be useful for you not only in order to increase your knowledge about the deep ocean but also to increase the awareness towards the ecosystem surround you.

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