Ocean cover 70 % of Earth’s surface and still we human know more about the surface of the mars than Earth’s oceans,but just about time scientist our making progress but there is still lot of work in targeting the fully-mapping of Earth’s Ocean.The Seabed 2030 Project launched in 2017 have made a progress , the scientist have successfully mapped 19 percent of the Earth’s ocean.The GEBCO_2019 Grid was the first global bathymetric grid released which remarkably collected depth data of 5.6 million squares for the seabed 2030 project.The project is a collaboration between the Nippon Foundation of Japan and GEBCO. This initiative has been assisted by 133 contributors,and partners.The seabed project 2030 target to generate the definite map of the earth oceans so that it can be available to all.
However ,the fulfillment of this project would improve the human understanding about the Earth’s ocean all together with tides and tsunami and even it help in underlying data cables evidently improving data access for everyone .
Let’s start exploring the facts about Earth’s oceans which might you don’t know.
Internet |Undersea Cable
Since most of you might not know that 99 % of International data is transferred by wires at the bottom of the ocean surface.Recently ,Google has announced about its third private undersea internet cable network which will run between Europe and Africa.
Gold in the Ocean
It might make you surprise that according to National Ocean Service, Earth’s oceans hold somewhat about 20 million pounds of gold,but you fortunate to take it since it so diluted that it’s measured in parts per trillion. For over a years scientist are trying to find a way to extract gold from sea water but everything has proven to be pointless.
Marine life is still unexplored by humans .We have only explored 10% of marine life.An estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the Earth’s ocean surface .But there’s a progress ,on average 2000 species are found every year.
Tsunami is a series of wave produced by an underwater earthquake .In 2004 ,Tsunami takes way 230,000 lives in a matter of hours.This was the deadliest tsunami ever experienced .
Ocean helps us breathe
Over more than half of the oxygen come from Earth’s ocean .That’s right .Every time we breathe we should thank oxygen Since 70 percent of the oxygen in atmosphere come from arine photosynthesizers , like phytoplankton and seaweed.
Ocean is really very very deep than that we imagine
The average ocean depth is 2.3 miles.The deepest part of the ocean is known as Challenger Deep and is located below the western Pacific Ocean in the southern end of the Mariana Trench.Challenger Deep is approximately 36,200 feet deep.
In last i want to say save the ocean.Don’t forget it provide to oxygen to survive and they contain 97% of water and moreover it take carbon dioxide from atmosphere hence reduce risk of climate change .To live we need healthy oceans. We have to take precautionary measure from our side.Unfortunately people are becoming careless,over 50% of sea turtles found dead because they are eating lot of plastic .If we want to save marine life ,stop using plastic.Even your small steps will altogether help to make a big change .Encourage your friends and family to help in saving the oceans.
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