Issue: Condition of the ocean and coastal waters - Water quality

This is an issue under the Coasts and oceans theme of the Data Reporting System.

Why we need to know about this issue

The health of the ocean’s biodiversity is crucial to the condition of the oceans themselves. Marine biota is essential to water quality. Physical marine conditions such as water quality, salinity levels, and alkalinity are likewise essential to the well-being of marine and life at the land-ocean interface (such as estuaries and coastal lakes).


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