Life Below Water
Updated: Sep 9
The Earth, when seen from outer space looks blue more than green. This clearly identifies and justifies that we live on a planet where 70% of the resources are water-based, for example- oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, etc.
The significance of water-related resources
Water bodies have forever been at our help and aid us with not only the precious resource of water but also various other things that can grow and proliferate in these massive bodies of water only.
Water bodies are home to an absolutely beautiful range of marine plants and animals.
These plants and animals not only make the water culture rich in the aspect of beauty but also provide materials that are believed to be medicinal and healthy for human consumption. Also, they can only be exclusively obtained from these naturally available sources. For example- fish eggs, seafood items like crabs, prawns, octopus, etc.
These water bodies are also home to sources of great economic value like pearls and various other precious stones. Found in extreme depths of oceans, pearls carry a heavy economic price and are a symbol of how beautifully the ocean raises the material that is meant to be born originally within that body only.
Not only water is a great supplier of various other sources that prove to be beneficial to the common people or consumers but also provides a platform for security forces like navy groups, spy troops, etc to help them out with safety measures.
Water transport is another field where the water is the base that builds a foundation where transport and transfer activities can take place. Technological advancements have given rise to the development of mills and rills within water bodies that are used to extract substances like oil, petroleum, etc.
Then v/s Now
Back in the days, water was seen to be merely a natural source that acts as a strong base that supports a rich marine life along with supporting some economic benefits.
However, the scenario has completely changed in today’s era. Now, water is as important as other sources like plain land or air in almost every aspect.
Targets to achieve
The United Nations Organisation has set up a list of targets that are expected to be achieved by the target year of 2030. Some of these targets have been curated and briefly discussed below -:
Reduction in marine pollution
It has been observed that over all these years the amount of waste dumped in water bodies has kept on increasing and intoxicating marine life more than ever before. Henceforth, the UN Organisation has kept the reduction of marine pollution as the prime target under this particular sustainable development goal.
Protection and restoration of ecosystems
The naval ecosystems are getting invaded by technologically empowered intruders, because of which the aquatic life suffers to a great extent. Fortunately, awareness regarding the protection is spreading vastly and people are willing to contribute to a good cause.
Promoting sustainable fishing
The UN Organisation promotes sustainable ways of fishing and obtaining other kinds of seafood because that’s how we can prevent marine animal life from getting ruined and faded away. The stability of our lives revolves around marine life and ecosystems as well, therefore, it’s high time we pay attention to this issue.
Improving Aquatic laws
Improving the strength of aquatic laws can improve the global stand in preventing and securing marine resources and lives.
At the end
It’s high time for all of us to understand and realize what land is to humans, water is to marine animals and plants. It’s equally important for us to take care of water bodies as the land and atmosphere we live with because the stability of aquatic life is indirectly related to ours. Let’s take a step forward to change what all has gone haywire for all these years. It’s only together being united that we can save what all we have with us.
Nature can get replenished but not replaced.