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                                                   Earth’s Ocean

The ocean can be defined as a continuous body of salt water. Approximately 70% of the earth’s surface is the ocean. As far as we know, this incredible ecosystem is unique in the universe. The average ocean depth is 2.5 miles. Almost 95% of the world’s ocean remains unexplored. There are total five oceans in the world which are Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of them, followed by The Atlantic Ocean and covers around 30% of the earth’s surface. The Atlantic Ocean covers 21% of the earth’s surface.

Quick Facts: –

  • Mariana Trench is the deepest known area of the earth’s oceans. Its deepest point is Challenger Deep which is 11 km down.
  • The Mid-Oceanic range is an underwater mountain range which is also the longest in the world stretching over 56,000 km.
  • In terms of legal jurisdiction, almost half of the United States lies below the ocean.
  • Water takes around 1000 years to travel all the way around the entire globe.
  • Most of the aquatic life is invisible to naked eye.
  • Oceans hold around 50 times more carbon as compares to the environment.
  • Over time, the Atlantic Ocean is getting bigger and the Pacific Ocean is getting smaller.
  • Point Nemo is the most remote point in the oceans. This spot is farthest from the land. The nearest land to this point is Ducie Island, located 2,688 kilometres.
  • Almost 50% of our total oxygen supply comes from oceans.
  • During the winter season, Arctic Ocean is completely covered with ice.
  • The earth’s largest known waterfall lies underwater between Greenland and Iceland.
  • According to a report of National Ocean Service, the oceans hold approximately 20 million tons of gold.
  • The average temperature of the ocean is 2°C.
 

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