Oceans project by matthew lucia

Don't drink seawater!

Don't drink seawater! because seawater is full of salt, your kidneys cannot handle the water, and you will end up becoming extremely dehydrated.

Why the ocean is important to life on earth.

Oceans are extremely important to life and we would struggle living without it. It greatly affects the economy, as many things are transported via boat on the ocean. Also, many things are powered on water from the ocean, and fish and other sea

Ocean Currents affecting climate

Ocean currents act much like a conveyor belt, transporting warm water and precipitation from the equator to the poles and from the poles to the equator, changing the climate.

Zones of the ocean

There are 5 different zones of the ocean, the sunlight zone, twighlight zone, midnight zone, abyss, and hadal zone. Each one of these zones is different from the other and each zone has different life forms living there.

Epipelagic Zone - The surface layer of the ocean is known as the epipelagic zone and extends from the surface to 200 meters (656 feet). It is also known as the sunlight zone because this is where most of the visible light exists. With the light come heat. This heat is responsible for the wide range of temperatures that occur in this zone.

Mesopelagic Zone - Below the epipelagic zone is the mesopelagic zone, extending from 200 meters (656 feet) to 1,000 meters (3,281 feet). The mesopelagic zone is sometimes referred to as the twilight zone or the midwater zone. The light that penetrates to this depth is extremely faint. It is in this zone that we begin to see the twinkling lights of bioluminescent creatures. A great diversity of strange and bizarre fishes can be found here.

Bathypelagic Zone - The next layer is called the bathypelagic zone. It is sometimes referred to as the midnight zone or the dark zone. This zone extends from 1,000 meters (3,281 feet) down to 4,000 meters (13,124 feet). Here the only visible light is that produced by the creatures themselves. The water pressure at this depth is immense, reaching 5,850 pounds per square inch. In spite of the pressure, a surprisingly large number of creatures can be found here. Sperm whales can dive down to this level in search of food. Most of the animals that live at these depths are black or red in color due to the lack of light.

Abyssopelagic Zone - The next layer is called the abyssopelagic zone, also known as the abyssal zone or simply as the abyss. It extends from 4,000 meters (13,124 feet) to 6,000 meters (19,686 feet). The name comes from a Greek word meaning "no bottom". The water temperature is near freezing, and there is no light at all. Very few creatures can be found at these crushing depths. Most of these are invertebrates such as basket stars and tiny squids. Three-quarters of the ocean floor lies within this zone. The deepest fish ever discovered was found in the Puerto Rico Trench at a depth of 27,460 feet (8,372 meters).

Pressure, Temperature, and Ocean Depth.

As you go deeper in the ocean, the pressure gets much higher and the temperature drops.

Depth and Temperature graphs
Ocean depth and pressure

Ocean Resources

We take many resources from the ocean. These resources include fish and other organisms that live in the ocean, we take salt from the ocean, and we use it for many other things.

Credits:

Created with images by www.metaphoricalplatypus.com - "Ocean" • colours an colours - "Ocean" • jill111 - "man sun holding" • werner22brigitte - "flying seagull bird" • Photographing Travis - "Ocean" • cluczkow - "ocean" • werner22brigitte - "seagulls beach water"

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