About the Ocean

Seawater

1. Do Not Drink the Water!!! Never drink the ocean water. Even if you are dying of thirst you can not drink the seawater. Because of the salt in the water, as you drink it, you become more and more thirsty and dehydrated and as you keep drinking the seawater, you will eventually die of dehydration from the salt in the water.

2.The ocean is important to life on earth because it supplies a large majority of our food to not just us but millions of species of animals. Also, the earth supplies with more than half of our oxygen and absorbs the most carbon. The ocean also helps us with the economy. People who live in the coastal zone contribute almost 500 billion dollars to the world's economy.

3.The ocean current acts like a conveyor belt. They transport warm water and precipitation from the equator toward the poles and cold water from the poles down to the tropics. These currents regulate global climate helping to even out the distribution of solar radiation reaching the earth's surface.

5. The deeper you go in the ocean, the colder it gets and the amount of pressure goes up.

6.It provides a source of recreation for humans. It is mined for minerals (salt, sand, gravel, and some manganese, copper, nickel, iron, and cobalt can be found in the deep sea) and drilled for oil. The ocean plays a crucial role in removing carbon from the atmosphere and providing oxygen.

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Created with images by chrisf608 - "atlantic ocean" • flashcurd - "Somewhere between the sea and the sky" • Hobbies on a Budget - "Ocean, shells, beach"

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