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A Whale of a Tale about the Porpoise of the Ocean.

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An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Unit on the Ocean. Covering two-thirds of its surface, the Earth's oceans model community and ecological structure. Plants, animals, history, and culture find homes there. They provide reference for the history of nations, provide a menu of food sources, enrich pharmaceutical stores, and help balance the life-support of our planet, by converting between one-third and one-half of the world's
oxygen from the carbon dioxide that is consumed by ocean plant-life. The ocean's tides and gravitational properties affect Earth's
weather cycle.

More scientifically classified animals exist in the ocean than on the land and include reptiles, crustaceans, mammals, and invertebrates. Poor harvesting of the ocean's natural resources, poaching, marine bounty-hunting, pollution, and the precarious condition of the ozone layer all threaten the well-being of sea creatures and hasten their extinction. Both animals and man depend
on the oceans and their treasures.

It is the responsibility of everyone to learn the survival skills necessary to preserve the life forms, history, and bounty of the Earth's oceans.