So, only five percent or less of Earth's oceans have been explored. On the other hand, of course, we haven't even made a dent on the entire universe. But, which one do you think is more important? If we had to choose, of course. Don't say both, please.
As much as I love space, I think we should learn more about our own planet and it's oceans first. Let's at least explore more than fifty percent before we leave Earth.
One more question. Why do you think only five percent of oceans have been explored?
Which is more important? The oceans, without a doubt. They can "single-handedly" make or break our survival. They're really freaking important.
But the space frontier, in my opinion, is more interesting.
I think the oceans are so little explored because they are huge, obviously, but also deep and completily dark, so it is limited how much area we can cover on single expeditions due to visibility. Also, what's left to discover is lifeforms I suppose, and their biological chemistry. And it is everywhere, in all directions and in all layers of the sea, it's going to take time. Time we don't necessarily have due to the things I mentioned in the first paragraph ;)
Yeah but as contradictory metioned, understanding the oceans better, how they affect our climate and how to keep them healthy, is very important too. I didn't mean to imply otherwise :)