8 Cool Facts About The Ocean

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The Ocean covers almost 71% of the Earth surface. The following are some interesting facts about our ocean.


1
Tsunamis are caused by offshore earthquakes, and travel at about 500 miles per hour.

2
About 14% of the world's protein consumption comes from fish.

3
If all the ice in glaciers and ice sheets melted, the sea level would rise by about 262 feet, about the height of a 26-story building.

4
94 percent of life on Earth is aquatic.

5
We have only explored less than 5 percent of the Earth's oceans.

6
The gray whale migrates more than 10,000 miles each year, the longest migration of any mammal.

7
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.

8
Coral reefs comprise less than 0.5% of the ocean floor, but more than 90% of marine species are directly or indirectly dependent on them.