How are the oceans connected to climate?

At first glance, it might not be obvious why protecting the ocean is an important part of addressing climate change. But when you look at the facts, it’s clear that a healthy ocean is key to a well-functioning climate—and vice versa.

Ready to test your knowledge? Take the climate and oceans quiz below! If you want to brush up first on the facts, check out our World Oceans Day blog post.

What percentage of the planet is covered by the ocean?

What creatures are especially at risk from ocean acidification?

About 50 per cent of the deep ocean has been mapped.

How much more carbon does the ocean hold compared to plants and soil?

Canada currently includes ocean-based solutions to climate change as part of its plan to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.