Oceans By: Kaitlyn Belz

Seawater

Humans should not drink seawater. When you drink the seawater it dehydrates you, because of the salt. The salt absorbs the water you have in your body and you urinate the water you took in plus what the salt absorbs. In the end you release more water that you actually take in causing you to dehydrate and die!

The Important Ocean

The ocean is important to life on earth because it gives us a way to transport items and stay healthy. It gives us food like fish, shellfish, squid. Also it can help us transport goods and people all over the world. The ocean also helps us because it also plays a big part in our water cycle and ocean current. Which contributes to the weather around the world. It also creates to most of the oxygen and absorbs the carbon in the air.

Earth's Climates and Ocean Currents

The ocean is a major heating source to the land. Ocean current is related to Earth's climate because it stores and distributes solar radiation around the world. They also relate because the currents take the cool water from the poles and carries it down to the south and the warm water from the south to the poles. If this process didn't happen then the worlds climate would be too extreme.

Ocean Zones

The ocean has a wide range of depths. In the ocean there are five zones. The first is the sunlit zone, it is know for manta rays, sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, and seals. This is the top zone, 0-656 feet deep, with the most amount of sunlight allowing tons of plants to grow. The second zone is the twilight zone ,656-3,280 feet deep, known for it's jellyfish, octopuses, and squid. This zone only has dim light and no plants grow here. The third zone being 3,280-13,123 feet deep is the midnight zone. Hence it's name it is pitch black and doesn't get any sunlight at all. It is know for it's viper fish, angler fish, snipe eel, and tripod fish. The next zone is the abyss and is 13,123-19,685 feet deep. The abyss is often used to describe the deep sea in general. The abyss zone is far down in the ocean. Known for it's sea spiders, blind shrimp, and hag fish. Most creatures living here lack a backbone.

Pressure, Temperature and Ocean Depth

Depending on the ocean depth the temperature and pressure changes. The deeper you are in the ocean the lower the temperature is and the higher the pressure is. At the top layer of the ocean the pressure is lower and the temp is much higher. All in all the pressure and temperature depends on the ocean depth!

Ocean Resources

The ocean is very important to us. The ocean gives us a lot of important resources. Some of them are fish, salt, sand, gravel, and some manganese, copper, nickel, iron, and many more. One of the most common ocean resources is fish and shellfish. Another resource the oceans provide us with is travel and transportation. These resources help us survive and thrive.

Credits:

Created with images by Pexels - "carapace marine turtle ocean" • Pexels - "sea beach vacation" • UBodnar - "starfish sand beach" • Hans - "clouds cloud formations sky" • Unsplash - "snorkeling ocean water" • Unsplash - "underwater blue ocean" • NickJack - "school of fish fish nature"

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