World Oceans' Day


 Did you know?

  • The ocean covers more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface.
  • About 94 percent of the earth’s wildlife is found in the ocean.
  • More than 70 percent of the earth’s oxygen is produced by the ocean.
  • The sun is what makes the ocean blue.  
  • The deepest part of the ocean is called the Mariana Trench, which is around 11 Kilometres deep and is located in the South Pacific Ocean.
  • Coral creates its own “sunscreen” by producing coral fluoresce that protects the algae found in coral.
  • The largest mountain range is found underwater and is called the Mid-Oceanic Ridge that is around 40,390 miles long.
  • Ninety percent of the earth’s volcanic activity happens in the ocean.
  • It is estimated there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor.
  • There are more historic artefacts under the sea than in all of the world’s museums.
  • The great barrier reef can be seen from the moon.

 

Facts - Mental Floss

Photo - 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road