Top 10 Ocean Facts

  1. Water pressure at the deepest point in the ocean is more than 8 tons per square inch, the equivalent of one person trying to hold 50 jumbo jets.

  2. The oceans provide 99 % of the Earth’s living space- the largest space in our universe known to be inhabited by living organisms

  3. If we could capture just 0.1% of the ocean’s kinetic energy caused by tides, we could satisfy the current global energy demand 5 times over.

  4. It is okay to pee in the ocean since 95% of urine is water and the nitrogen in urea is used to feed ocean plants

  5. 10,000 shipping containers are lost at sea each year and 10% of those hold toxic chemicals which may leak into the ocean

  6. Although coral reefs comprise less than 0.5 % of the ocean floor, it is estimated that more than 90% of marine species are directly or indirectly dependent on them

  7. There is an island of garbage twice the size of Texas inside the Pacific Ocean: the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California is the largest oceanic garbage site in the entire world

  8. We have only explored about 5% of the world’s oceans.

  9. 70% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by the oceans

  10. The U.S. Army admitted it secretly dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard gas agents into the ocean from 1944 to 1970, along with 400,000 chemical-filled bombs and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste



  1. The Atlantic Ocean is big enough to let every person in the US have their own cubic kilometre in it

  2. Toxic metals can destroy the biochemistry, behaviour, reproduction, and growth in marine life

  3. The largest ocean on Earth is the Pacific Ocean, covering around 30%of the Earth’s surface. The name ‘Pacific Ocean’ comes from the Latin name Tepre Pacificum, ‘Peaceful sea’

  4. Life began in the seas 3.1 billion to 3.4 billion years ago

  5. Ocean is about 140 million square miles (362 million sq km), or nearly 71% of the Earth’s surface

  6. The average temperature of the oceans is 2ºC, about 39ºF.

  7. Deepest point: 36,198 feet (11,033 m) in the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific. Average Depth of Ocean is 12,200 feet (3,720 m).

  8. Average sea level has risen between 10 cm and 25 cm in the past 100 years. If the entire world’s ice melted, the oceans would rise by 66 meters

  9. 80% of all pollution in seas and oceans comes from land-based activities

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