Category: ocean

Sixty percent of the plastic waste in the oceans comes from just five countries: China, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Even though they don’t have wings, spiders can fly for hundreds of miles (across entire oceans) on long strands of silk using Earth’s electric fields; it’s called “ballooning.” Spiders have been found two-and-a-half miles up in the air, and 1,000 miles out to sea.

Adidas has sold over 1 million eco-friendly shoes made from ocean plastic. Each pair reuses the equivalent of 11 plastic bottles.

An 18-month-old German Shepherd named Luna fell off a boat in the Pacific Ocean, swam 2 miles to a nearby island, and survived for 5 weeks by eating mice before she was rescued by a team of Navy staffers. She was found to be slightly under-nourished, but in perfect condition otherwise.

A new ocean is forming in Africa. 

Living with a view of water (whether it be the ocean, or a lake) can make you calmer, happier and more creative.

70% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by the ocean. The ocean produces oxygen through the plants (phytoplankton, kelp, and algal plankton) that live in it.

An octopus escaped from its tank at a New Zealand aquarium, crawled across the floor and into a pipe that led to the ocean.

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Living in an area where you can see the ocean has been found to reduce psychological stress, even after controlling for factors such as income and neighborhood status.

In 1973 two men were stranded 1,575 feet below the ocean when their submarine buoyancy tank inadvertently flooded. They were rescued after 76 hours with only 12 minutes of air remaining. It was the deepest underwater rescue mission in history.