The Ocean And it's fascinating features

Why are oceans important? Oceans are the main source of all life on our planet. Together they take up three quarters of the Earth and 97% of the planet's water comes from the oceans. The Oceans produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and absorb the most carbon from it.

Ocean currents work almost like a conveyer belt, moving warmer water and rain from the equator toward the north and south poles. It also moves cold water from the poles back to the equator. Thus, currents regulate global climate, helping to counteract the uneven distribution of solar radiation reaching Earth's surface.

The Ocean's pressure: 14.5 pounds per square inch

The Ocean's average temperature: 28.5 degrees Fahrenheit

The Ocean's average depth: 12,100 ft

From the ocean, there are many resources we use. Some are salt, sand, gravel, and some manganese, copper, nickel, iron, and cobalt. These are key element we need in everyday life.

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