The next five years may be the most critical of the next 10,000 years - Dr. Sylvia Earle
Although phytoplankton account for approximately 50% of the photosynthesis on this planet, over 99.9% of all the carbon dioxide that has been incorporated into living things over geologic time is buried in marine sediments, indicating that phytoplankton play a very important part in regulating the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.
Wim Vermaas, a professor at Arizona State University surmised, “without [oxygenic] photosynthesis, the oxygen in the atmosphere would be depleted within several thousand years.”
"Planet Ocean" is an international documentary directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot. It has won "Best Cinematography Award, Blue Ocean Festival", "Audience Award, UK Green Film Festival" and "Monterey Bay Film Festival".
The film aims to explain some of the planet’s greatest natural mysteries, while reinforcing how essential it is that mankind learns to live in harmony with our oceans. Planet Ocean serves as a reminder of the bond between humans and nature, and the duty that exists to protect and respect our planet. Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program, presented this film to the leaders of Rio+20 conference, in June 2012.
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By: Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Michael Pitiot , Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Written By: Michael Pitiot
On DVD: Apr 9, 2013
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures