Random Ocean Facts


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1. The carbon dioxide released by humans is slowly turning the ocean into acid.
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2. Coral reefs make up only 1% of the ocean floor, but are home to 25% of all ocean life.
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3. 95% of our oceans remain unexplored.
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4. There are approximately three million shipwrecks on the ocean floor, worth billions in value and treasure.
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5. If all the world's ice melted, the oceans would rise 200 feet
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6. The North Magnetic Pole, once located over Canada, is now in the Arctic Ocean and is slowly moving towards Russia.
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7. If we could capture just 0.1% of the total of the ocean's kinetic energy, we could satisfy the current global energy demand 5 times over.
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8. The gold dissolved in the world's oceans is estimated to be worth $475 trillion: about 30 times the US public debt.
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9. It would take more than an hour for a heavy object to sink to the deepest part of the ocean
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10. Harold Hackett has put over 4800 messages in bottles into the ocean and has gotten 3000 responses back.
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11. If all the salt in the oceans were spread evenly over the land, it would be 500 feet deep.
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12. Pharrell Williams wants to create jeans out of ocean trash.

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