Oceans are vast part of the world and have an impact on its future. There are basic facts about oceans that many people don’t actually know. By sharing this information people can become more vigilant about preserving today’s world for tomorrow. There are several important principles of the ocean that people need to be knowledgeable about.
Even though the earth is divided into seven continents, one ocean covers all of them. The ocean is more vast and complex than some people realize. The vastness of the ocean means that the water found in it is essential to freshwater used by people all over the world.
The features that make up planet earth can be attributed to its ocean. Because the water dominates dry land throughout the world, it is the most crucial resource of all. In the past the level of the sea was higher than it currently is and, as a result, there are rocks on the bottom of the ocean. It is important to note that ocean water created limestone and other biological products. The world’s ocean works to form the shape of each of its coasts.
Oceans and the climate
The world’s climate and weather are hugely impacted by the ocean. There are three cycles responsible for its control. Those three cycles are energy, water and carbon. Seawater evaporates and becomes rain, taking solar energy from the ocean in addition to its water. The majority of the oxygen throughout the world is credited to sea plants, which product most of it. In fact, 50% of the air’s carbon dioxide comes from sea plants. Currents from the ocean are responsible for taking the warm weather of tropical environments and moving it in the direction of the earth’s poles. Shifts in the current directly cause shifts in the world’s weather.
The reason that people are able to live on earth is because of the ocean. The Proterozoic Eon is what started when oxygen was taken directly from the ocean and dispersed into the air. The world’s supply of hydrogen is maintained because the ocean carries it within its water. If not for this, the hydrogen would reach outer space, taking it out of reach of human life.
The world’s ecosystem is directly supported by the ocean. Ecosystems located deep enough in the water are able to use energy without having access to the sun. Within the world’s waters lies much life that could never exist on land. Reefs and estuaries make up the majority of the space in the ocean. Though these are environments known for being delicate they are able to support living organisms. Zones conducive to living organisms line the coast according to the water depths and tides.
Though ocean exploration is nothing new, only a small percentage of the world’s ocean has been studied by professionals. Taking up 70% of the surface of the earth, there is much more to uncover then has been as of now. Only time will tell how much more ocean exploration occurs in the future.