From the mesmerizing marine life to the waters themselves, it seems as though we will never know all the secrets of the sea. Check out this favorite clip from a favorite movie about fascinating facts about the ocean:
The word sea is often used interchangeably with “ocean” in American English but, strictly speaking, a sea is a body of saline water partly or fully enclosed by land. Marine life evolved in a completely different environment them we did as land dwellers. This has led to the development of an almost alien world below the surface.
The ocean is a huge body of saltwater that covers about 71 percent of the Earth’s surface. The planet has one global ocean, though oceanographers and the nations of the world have divided it into distinct geographic regions: the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic oceans. In recent years, some oceanographers have determined that the seas around Antarctica deserve their own designation: the ...
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The deep ocean is very cold, under high pressure, and always dark because sunlight can not get down that far.Less life can survive in the deep ocean than in other parts of the ocean because of these conditions. For some animals, food comes from the bodies of dead fish, dead plankton, and even dead whales that rain down from the open ocean waters above.
X-rays of dolphin flippers reveal the remnants on life on land - three long finger-like digits, and one very short bone that is disappearing through adaption to a fully aquatic life. Scientists believe the dolphins ancestors still lived at least partially on land about 65 to 70 million years ago. a few more ocean Animal facts.
The ocean matters The ocean covers more than two-thirds of Earth's surface, it makes life as we know it possible, and it sustains human society. Yet the global ocean is largely unexplored and unknown. What we do learn never ceases to amaze or to provoke more questions. These topics will…
2. The Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean in the world by covering the area of 106,400,000 square kilometers. It is surrounded by by America in the west and Europe and Africa in the east. This ocean consists of the Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea, Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.
The ocean floor covers 70% of the Earth’s surface. We know very little about the deep ocean floor and the life it holds due to the depth and the difficulties this creates for scientists. In fact, it has been said that we know more about the surface of the moon than about the deeper ocean trenches. Here are 15 crazy facts about the ocean floor.
There are now 5 gyres in our ocean. The North Pacific Gyre, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, occupies a relatively stationary area that is twice the size of Texas. Waste material from across the North Pacific Ocean, including coastal waters off North America and Japan, are drawn together.