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Wind, temperature differences, water density and salinity all play a role in generating ocean currents. Currents may also be influenced by external forces, such as earthquakes, the coriolis effect produced by the Earth's rotation, and the gravitational pull of the Moon.


According to the University of Southern California, the two types of ocean currents are surface currents, also know as surface circulation, and deep water currents also called thermohaline circulation. These currents make up 10 percent and 90 percent of all the water in...


The sailfish is the fastest animal in the ocean and can swim at a speed of 68 miles per hour while the marlin is the second fastest animal in the ocean swimming at speeds of approximately 49 miles per hour. The cheetah is considered the fastest land animal and can run a...


Good science websites for kids include Askdruniverse.wsu.edu, ColorMatters.com and Popsci.com. Another popular option is BillNye.com, which is the website for the popular broadcaster "Bill Nye the Science Guy."


Among many other sources, one can find lessons on ocean habitats for kids at National Geographic’s kids’ website, the PBS Kids website and the University of California at Santa Barbara’s website. Each source has different interactive features for children to explore.


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.


Although the ocean is one enormous and interconnected body of water, it is broken up into four regions. The four ocean regions are the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic.


The "Heart of the Ocean" was never found because it was only a fictional piece of jewelry featured in the James Cameron film, "Titanic." The British jewelers Asprey & Garrad were consigned to fashion the blue diamond necklace for the movie.


The Earth's five oceans are: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Southern and the Arctic. Whereas the Pacific Ocean is the largest, spanning 60,060,700 square miles, the Arctic is the smallest, extending only 5,427,000 square miles.


The Advocacy Services for Kids website provides information and resources, individual support, referrals to community services, training, and a resource lending library to help guardians of children with mood, behavior and emotional disorders. ASK staff act as a family ...