You know that Earth has 75% ocean and it’s 91% of creatures are unknown to us. But why we are taking ocean exploration so lightly? and why only 5% of the ocean are explored till date with our scientific advancement? so, what is the reason behind this uncompleted exploration?
Is this because if the high pressure inside the deep sea? Did you know that human also went at the depest part off the ocean ie. Mariana Trench this shows that we have technology to explore the depest part of the ocen. Than what stops us to explore the 95% of un-explored ocean, Is this because we are scared of unknown creatures inside the ocean?
Well lets find this out in todays blog post titled “mind blowing facts about ocean that will leave you speechless” Now, lets jump into the full proof blog than will make you speechless.
There’s enough gold in the ocean for each of us to have nine pounds of it!
Did you know that there are approximately 20 million tons of gold scattered throughout the oceans? It may sound impressive, but the truth is that it’s incredibly diluted, with a concentration of only a few parts per trillion, according to the National Ocean Service. Even though there are also traces of undissolved gold in the ocean floor, it’s not economically viable to mine it. However, if we were to divide the ocean’s gold equally among every person on Earth, we would each receive a whopping nine pounds of it!
There’s garbage, way too much garbage
According to National Geographic, the amount of plastic in the ocean is estimated to be around 5.25 trillion pieces, with approximately 269,000 tons of it floating on the surface. These plastic pieces have formed large patches of garbage in the ocean, known as gyres, due to the influence of currents, wind, and the earth’s rotation. The most well-known garbage patch is the Great Pacific garbage patch, located in the Central North Pacific Ocean, which is roughly the size of Texas. This situation is incredibly alarming.It is evident, even without being an expert, that this massive amount of garbage poses a significant threat to marine life. Animals often mistake the plastic for food, become entangled in it, endure water pollution from its chemicals, and have their habitats, such as the sea floor and coral reefs, suffocated or destroyed.
There’s a lot of ocean out there
The earth’s surface is mostly covered by oceans, accounting for approximately 70% of it. The average depth of the ocean is around 3,700 m, while its deepest point reaches about 11,000 m. Around 97% of the water on our planet is found in the ocean.