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21 Awesome Facts About Our Oceans

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It’s astounding how little us humans know about our oceans. Indeed, you might be shocked about just how little we know! For instance did you know we’ve discovered just 1% of the creatures that life within the sea? Crazy isn’t it!

Here are 21 other facts about our oceans that you might not know:

1. The top 10 feet of ocean holds as much heat as the ENTIRE atmosphere

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2.  90% of the world’s volcanoes are actually underwater

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3.  Scientists have discovered less than 1% of the creatures that live in our oceans

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4. But this still equates to around  250,000 species of sea life that we have discovered at the moment

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5. Which leaves around 25 million creatures in the sea still to be discovered

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6. Indeed, scientists know more about the surface of the moon than they do about our own oceans

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7. Scientists have only been able to explore around 10% of the ocean’s volume

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8. The other 90% of the ocean is something called deep sea

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9. Not even submarines go into deep sea – despite it being most of the ocean

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10. There have been more astronauts in space than there have been people in deep sea

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11. Deep sea begins 1800 metres below sea level

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12. The sea is only blue where it is near land or sunlight – or the intertidal zone

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13. Once you get to deep sea everything is black and the pressure is very high

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14. Scientists have managed to send drones to the ocean floor and found there is lots of life there

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15. As there is no light, creatures have had to evolve ways of seeing in deep sea

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16. There are organisms that can live above volcanic vents on the ocean floor – these areas have no light, no oxygen and the water will be at boiling temperatures

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17. If you put Mount Everest under the Pacific Ocean it would still be submerged 2km under water

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18. The pressure in deep sea would be like having 50 jumbo jets balanced on your chest

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19. The Pacific Ocean covers roughly 1/3 of the Earth’s surface

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20. 90% of trade between countries is still carried out via ships

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21. There is more water held in the ice of Antarctica than the entire Atlantic Ocean – which should make you worried about global warming

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