The Oceans By: Owen Bechert

The ocean are essential to life on earth. Without oceans, many of earths plants and animals would not exist, and transportation routes for humans would no longer exist. Also, all of the food that people and animals get from the ocean would be gone, eventually causing all things to starve and die. The ocean is extremely important to every living things survival.

The ocean is plentiful and good for human life, but it's water can also hurt us. The ocean is full of salt water. If a human drinks salt water, they will be taking in so much salt along with water. The body will pee in order to get rid of the salt. You will eventually get rid of more water than you consume. Drinking salt water will dehydrate you faster than you already would.

Ocean currents also affect our climate. Warm water and precipitation are brought up from the equator to the poles. After, cold air from the poles comes back down to the equator. Ocean currents act sort of like a conveyor belt.

The Ocean provides us with many resources. This video will highlight some of the resources that humans use from the Ocean

There are many different layers of the enormous ocean. The chart below lists some of the main layers of the ocean.

There are many different characteristics to the zones of the ocean. The Epipelagic zone is also known as the sunlight zone because it receives the most sunlight. The Mesopelagic zone has the thermocline, which is a rapid change in temperature. No fish can live in the Bathypelagic zone, or the midnight zone, because of its lack of nutrients. The Abyssopelagic zone got its name because of the Greek word ἄβυσσος, which means bottomless. The Hadalpelagic zone receives 1100 atmospheres of pressure and it contains the ocean floor.

Pressure, temperature and depth all change as you go further down through the layers of the ocean. As you go further down through the depths, the temperature decreases and the pressure increases. When you further towards the surface, the temperature increases and the pressure decreases. Depth, temperature and pressure all affect one another.

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Created with images by www.metaphoricalplatypus.com - "Ocean" • chrisf608 - "atlantic ocean" • lpittman - "divers underwater ocean" • popofatticus - "hatteras14 022" • PublicDomainPictures - "animal aquarium aquatic"

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