No ocean currents, no life
Sea currents are very important to life on Earth. Without ocean currents, life on Earth would not be possible. What is the function of sea currents and why are sea currents so important?
The sea currents in the oceans carry warm and cold water. This has an influence on the climate, among other things. A warm sea current flows along the British Isles, ensuring a pleasant climate there. Unusual plants also grow on the Isle of Scilly. By unusual plants I mean plants that normally grow in tropical places. Plants that you would not find except along the British Isles, because this place is on the same latitude as cold Alaska.
Ocean currents bring warm water around the equator to the poles and from the poles cold water flows back to the equator. Without sea currents, the climate would be very different in a negative sense. The cold regions at the poles would be much colder and the regions around the equator much warmer.
Phytoplankton is a not so well-known plankton that still provides about 50% of the oxygen on earth. This small animal is green in color. That is why some places in the ocean have such a beautiful green glow. Phytoplankton also supply the oceans with oxygen. This means a lot to the organisms that live in the water. The sea currents ensure that all oceans are supplied with the oxygen and food produced by phytoplankton.
Without sea currents, many aquatic animals would therefore die, simply because there is not enough food and especially because there is not enough oxygen, but these are not the only organisms affected. We would not survive either.
Animals such as plankton cannot tolerate temperature changes well, but the temperature of the sea rises anyway so the plankton slowly dies until nothing is left. Then the trees will have to do it for us, but the trees will also be cut down en masse
No sea currents, no more life.
250 million years before the dinosaurs lived, the earth was also inhabited by animals, but that stopped when the sea currents were interrupted. When sea currents are interrupted, all water in the ocean stands still. Animals in the oceans would run out of food and oxygen and die, but even if they did, they wouldn’t survive. Stagnant water creates a gas. This type of gas has a pink color and is also called hydrogen sulfide. This gas causes all life in the ocean to die and if enough gas is produced, which was then the case, it also ends up in the atmosphere from the water. Life above water also died from this. Ultimately, 90% of all life died.
Green Lake is a perfect example of this. Nothing lives in this lake anymore. Researchers have investigated and opposed the pink gas.
The gas that was formed 250 million years before the dinosaurs broke down again and the 10% of all life started to grow again. Fortunately animals we know as dinosaurs came again. Without sea currents life would not be possible and changes in the sea currents would lead to climate change and that could have a negative effect on us.