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