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OCEANS

FACTS ABOUT THE


GREAT BLUE WATERS OF OUR EARTH
by Vicky Sivillo
The Indian Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean
The Pacific Ocean
The Arctic Ocean
The Southern Ocean
The Worlds Oceans
71% of the Earths surface is covered by
ocean water.
The oceans contain 97% of the earths
water.
All the oceans and seas are actually one
continuous body of water.
DID YOU KNOW

The ocean covers 70% of the


Earth and supplies 97% of the
worlds water
The ocean serves MANY purposes

THE OCEAN
keeps our weather balanced by absorbing heat from the sun and
the always moving ocean distributes the heat around our Earth.

It is home to many forms of life, from the smallest plant called


plankton, birds, fish, to the largest mammal, the blue whale.

It provides us with food to eat, but we cannot drink the water, do


you know why??
THE OCEAN IS VERY SALTY.
All water flows through rivers and streams before being deposited into
an ocean. On its way, it picks up the small amounts of salt from the
minerals found in the rocks and soil. Once in the ocean, the water
evaporates, but the salt can not, so over time the oceans get saltier
and saltier.
Temperature of Ocean Water
Sun is the major
source of heat for
the ocean.
Motions of the
ocean, such as
waves and currents,
mix the surface
water and transfer
the heat downward.
ATLANTIC OCEAN FACTS
Interesting Atlantic Ocean Facts:
The Atlantic Ocean formed during the Jurassic Period.
The first ocean to be crossed by an airplane was the Atlantic Ocean. It was also the
first ocean to be crossed by a ship.
The first ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean with passengers on board was the Cunard
Line, in the 1850s.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (or any ocean) was Amelia
Earhart, in 1928.
The island Greenland is the largest island in the world and is located in the Atlantic
Ocean.
The Atlantic Ocean is almost 6.5 times the size of the United States.
The 'Roaring Forties' refers to the huge waves and strong winds in the South Atlantic.
Creatures living in the Atlantic Ocean include the manatee, humpback whale, sea lion,
starfish, catfish, Atlantic ghost crab, penguins, the green sea turtle, the grey Atlantic
seal, various shark species, and various fish species.
Natural resources in the Atlantic Ocean include oil, fish, sand and gravel, placer
deposits, natural gas, and precious stones.
A variety of species in the Atlantic Ocean are considered endangered including whales,
manatee, seals, sea lions, dolphins, albatrosses, auks, petrels, turtles, due to pollution
and overfishing, as well as accidental net fishing.