Category: ocean

A new ocean is forming in Africa. 

A new ocean is forming in Africa. 

Living with a view of water (whether it be the ocean, or a lake)…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.

A saltwater lake that was cut off from the ocean and is…

A saltwater lake that was cut off from the ocean and is completely filled with jellyfish. As natural predators have been sealed off from the lake, the jellyfish have harmless stingers due to evolutionary regression. Swimming in the lake is safe and permitted. (Source)

The ocean holds enough uranium to power the planet for 10,000…

The ocean holds enough uranium to power the planet for 10,000 years.

At the ocean’s deepest point, the water pressure is the…

At the ocean’s deepest point, the water pressure is the equivalent of having about 50 jumbo jets piled on top of you.

Jason Lewis became the 1st person to circumnavigate the Earth…

Jason Lewis became the 1st person to circumnavigate the Earth without using motors or sails. He walked, cycled, inline skated 5 continents, kayaked, swam, rowed, & pedalled a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans. It took him 13 years to complete, the 46,505-mile journey.