WHAT IS IN THE OTHER 95% OF THE OCEAN THAT WE HAVEN'T DISCOVERED YET? Genious hour presentation by Maddie Moore

There are only so many species discovered in the ocean. More than 95% of the ocean is left to be discovered. Scientists say that they don't know what species live deep in the ocean or in undiscovered territory, but they say that there should be millions of species to be found.

The color of the ocean may depend on the amount of plant life down below. A oceanologist says, "it is difficult to study down in the ocean because the pressure is like trying to support 50 jumbo jets." Yet he still tries to find a way to do so. It is hard to see because a flashlight won't shine that far and it is very cold. The water gets colder the deeper you would go, and the deep water is where they need to discover the different species.

The ocean contains 99% of living space on the planet.

Between 364-380 million years ago, extinction pulses wiped out 60% of marine life. And scientists assume that the dinosaur extinction was caused by an underground explosion that happened 300 kilometers below earth's surface. Yet how did this effect the ocean dinosaurs and how come they died from this? Was it the radiation? Did the explosion happen under the ocean? And why is it assumed that it was an explosion, not the common thought, an asteroid.

Scientist are more sure that it was the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, but they don't think that it was the only factor. Some scientists have evidence to believe the dinosaurs were beginning to starve for some reason and that the earth was not easy for them to live on. Some others completely disagree with that.
Animals like the frilled shark are rarely incountered by humans. The frilled shark lives about 5,000 feet under the ocean surface. This shark has many characteristics of dinosaurs that used to swim in the ocean. They once had caught one in 2007 and brought it to a marine park. It had died only a few hours after being caught. Who knows what else is there, deeper in the water.

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