Water is vitally important to Earth's natural balance. It gives us life, after all.
But while there are infinite reasons to love and respect the ocean, it can sometimes feel like the human race is doing everything in its power to harm it. Our oceans are up against problems like plastic pollution, overfishing and shark massacres, and the everyday use of products that can devastate vibrant coral reefs.
Below, some the quotes that remind us of how precious and delicate a resource the ocean is -- and how desperately we need to protect it.