The Ocean and the Seafloor

Did you know that the ocean covers more than 70 percent of our planet and holds nearly 97 percent of Earth’s water? As a chain of islands, the horizon of the Florida Keys is dominated by water, so it’s not hard to believe that the physical and chemical properties of our vast ocean – from the quality of its water to what is happening on the seafloor – play an important role in life in the Florida Keys.