Oceans

Don't drink it!!

Seawater may be water but don' t drink it. The water in the ocean has too much salt which may lead to death if drinken too much. If all that salt enters your body it may dry up your body leaving no moisture behind. It's like you didn't even drink water at all.

Importance of the Oceans

The ocean is not only a place to go swimming as a family vacation but the ocean is very neccesery to us. First, the ocean is a source of food. For example fish, lobsters, crabs and octopi. The ocean also plays an important role in the water circulation. The circulation contributes to weather around the world. It creates most of the oxygen we breath right now and absorbs the carbon in the air.

Ocean Current Change the Weather

The ocean is a major heating source to land. The ocean stores heat radiation and through the circulation it distributes the heat around the world. It takes the cold water from the poles up to the equator and the warm water from the equator down to the poles. Through this distributation, surface winds are created. The winds then warm or cool the temperture on the land.

The Depths of the Ocean

The ocean is very deep. It goes deeper then you think. Some parts of the oceans haven't been discovered yet. The ocean has layers called zones. There are five zones in the ocean

Sunlit Zone: The first zone is the Sunlit Zone. This zone is the zone that receives the most sunlight then any of the other layers. In this zone you can find the most plants and common animals such as seals, sea turtles. This zone only reaches to 656 feet.

Twilight Zone: The second zone is the Twilight Zone. Only dim light appears here. If you go down to this zone you will find no plants at all. This zone only reaches 656 feet- 3,280 feet. Some common animals are jellyfish, octopi and squid.

Midnight Zone: This area does not get any sunlight at all. Some animals that live here lack eyes. This zone is only 3,280 feet- 13,123 feet. Some animals that live here are the viperfish, anglerfish, snipe eel and tripod fish.

Abyss: The Abyss is usually used to describe the deep ocean. This zone reaches from 13,123 feet- 19,685 feet. Most creatures that live down here have a backbone for example the sea spider, blind shrimp and hagfish.

Hadal Zone: This is the very bottom of the ocean. The temperature reaches below freezing. This zone reaches from 19,685 feet- 36,197 feet. Even in this freezing weather live sea cucumbers.

Pressure, Temperature and Depth

The pressure, temperature and depth depends on the zone you are in the ocean. For example, in the Hadal Zone it's the coldest, the temperature reaches below freezing and it has the most pressure.

Ocean Resources

A main resouce we get is food. Fish and many other creatures are available for us to eat. Also, we use minerals from the ocean fro example salt, gravel and sand. Finally, we drill for crude oils.

Credits:

Created with images by jenschapter3 - "Hawaii" • clondike7 - "Water" • wihoda - "burgers zoo nature animals" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Arctic Sea Ice" • Unsplash - "scuba diver diver diving" • Pexels - "animal blue water dangerous" • auntmasako - "aquarium fish colored carp koi"

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