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Cool Facts About the Ocean

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The ocean is full of beauty, mystery, and fish. There are millions of facts about the oceans – WAY too many to include here! We did find some cool facts about the ocean to share with you. Hope you enjoy!

  • The Pacific Ocean’s name has an original meaning of ‘peaceful sea’.
  • The Pacific Ocean is surrounded by the Pacific Ring of Fire, a large number of active volcanoes.
  • During winter the Arctic Ocean is almost completely covered in sea ice.
  • An estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface and the oceans contain 99% of the living space on the planet.
  • 90% of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans.
  • he top ten feet of the ocean holds as much heat as the entire atmosphere.
  • Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water.

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