5 Little-Known Ocean Facts

They’re gigantic, blue, and hold unbelievably vast sums of the Earth’s water – they are the oceans. Some of the last places on Earth to be fully understood and explored, our oceans provide plenty of substance for any degree of wonder. Want to know more? These are just five of the most interesting, yet little-known ocean facts.

Our world’s oceans: not just deep in meters, but very deep in concept as well.

 

Original image via Phillie Casablanca

Original image via Phillie Casablanca

Our oceans are full of salt. Without this salt, our global ecosystems and weather would be of a completely different nature.

 

Original image via kanu101

Original image via kanu101

The Earth’s tallest mountain is actually part of Hawaii. This partially submerged super-mountain, Mauna Kea, is 33,465 feet tall. Mount Everest is 29,028 feet tall.

 

Original image via NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Original image via NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Phytoplankton are the beginning to all food chain ecosystems of the depths. They are also responsible for approximately 50 percent of the entire globe’s oxygen supply. The loss of these would mean the loss of virtually all else.

 

Original image via frumbert

Original image via frumbert

So true is this that transplantation procedures have begun and have already enjoyed much success. More discoveries are sure to come of this very important and mysterious ocean life form.

 

Original image via Australian government

Original image via Australian government

This explains a lot with regard to property values, commodities, food supply, and many other factors we tend to take for granted.

 

 

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  1. However, I could swear the yeast people have claim on first birth…

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