The Ocean

The Ocean

We have only explored about 5% of the ocean. Pretty scary to think about. There is still roughly 75% to discover. What are some of the things lurking down there? How far down does it go? 

Believe it or not, the planet’s largest waterfall is underwater. The Denmark Strait Cataract is located on the Western side of the Denmark Strait. This is located in the Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Greenland. This underwater waterfall falls at a height of about 3,505 meters.

As you get deeper and deeper into the ocean, it will get hotter and hotter. There are hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean that can release water that can reach up to 750°F. The thing keeping the deep parts of the ocean from boiling is the intense pressure in the depths

Marina Trench is probably a place you’ve heard before. You know, the place that is deeper than the tallest mountain (Mauna Kea). The Marina Trench is about 180 million years old! Even there is no light, several organisms and creatures are living there. Scientists know up to 200 creatures that live in the Marina Trench.

The ocean has more artifacts in it than all the museums in the world combined. Due to over 3 million shipwrecks over the years, it has resulted in be many many artifacts. Some of these articles are from the titanic, all the way to Santa Maria. One of the weirdest things found was trains and a whole city!

Our ocean has so much more to explore. We have only discovered a small part of it, but with advancing technology, we hopefully will be able to explore more. The ocean can be scary but there are many beautiful things about it. Yes, even though it is miles and miles of darkness and undiscovered creatures, but there are so many pretty animals to see!