There is only one ocean on the planet, but it is divided into five sections or five oceans. The five sections of the ocean are the Atlantic, Pacific, Southern, Arctic and Indian oceans.
The ocean is home to many different species of plankton, marine invertebrates, cephalopods, marine mammals and sea turtles. Other creatures that live in the ocean include numerous types of fish, sharks and corals.
Some decomposers in the ocean include fungi in the genera Lindra and Lulworthia, the bacteria Vibrio furnissii, shipworms, nematodes and amoebas. Decomposers are an important component of the marine ecosystem, as they break down dead organisms and release nutrients from...
The original four oceans are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic; however, the International Hydrographic Organization recognized the Southern Ocean as the fifth ocean on Earth in the spring of 2000.
The Earth's five oceans are the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. These five oceans make up over 70 percent of the Earth's surface.
An ocean current is "any more or less permanent or continuous, directed movement of ocean water that flows in one of the Earth's oceans," according to ScienceDaily.com. Currents are created by a variety of forces.
Oceana's website has a list of ocean animals, from A to Z, as part of their marine animal encyclopedia. A list of bodies of water and habitats can also be found on the Oceana website.