Marine biomes - Encyclopedia of Earth

Marine biomes - Encyclopedia of Earth
Content Partner: University of California Museum of Paleontology (other articles)
Article Topics: Ecology, Marine ecology, Oceans and Biodiversity
This article has been reviewed and approved by the following Topic Editor: Mark McGinley (other articles)
Last Updated: April 3, 2007

Marine regions cover about three-fourths of the Earth's surface and include oceans, coral reefs, and estuaries. Marine algae supply much of the world's oxygen supply and take in a huge amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The evaporation of the seawater provides rainwater for the land.

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