Water is the foundation of life on Earth. Oceans and seas are still very little studied, and we do not know what is going on there, at a depth that sunlight never illuminates. However, it is a matter of time – an inquisitive mankind will sooner or later reach all the secrets of nature, including this one.
There are 63 seas and 4 oceans in the world.
The clearest sea is the Weddell Sea, which is washing the coast of Antarctica.
The deepest sea is Philippine, its maximum depth is 10265 meters.
And the Sargasso Sea occupies the largest area of all seas of the earth.
In addition, the Sargasso Sea is the only one located in the middle of the ocean.
The smallest by sea area is the White Sea.
The warmest sea is the Red Sea. It’s the same dirty thing.
No river flows into the Red Sea.
In sea water, there is such a quantity of salt that if you extract it, you could cover it all the land, with a thickness of many meters in thickness.
Sea waves can reach a height of forty meters. Especially dangerous for ships are wandering waves.
The coldest sea in the world is the East Siberian.
The smallest sea is the Sea of Azov, its depth nowhere exceeds thirteen and a half meters.
Of all the seas, it is the Mediterranean that is washed by the largest number of states.
On the seabed there are hot geysers that spout water heated to 300-400 degrees Celsius, but water does not boil because of the monstrous pressure.
The seas and oceans contain 99% of the entire life space of the Earth.
The blue whale is the largest living creature on earth, its heart is comparable to the size of a car.
Life first appeared in the sea.
Sea ice, if melted, can be drunk, it will be only slightly salty.
Seas and oceans cover 71 percent of the planet’s surface and contain 99 percent of its water resources.
The longest mountain range on Earth is under water. This is the Mid-Pacific Ridge with a length of more than 50 thousand kilometers, it encircles the entire planet.
Sea water contains about 20 million tons of gold dissolved in it.
The average temperature of the waters of the world ocean is +3.5 Celsius.
75 percent of the largest cities of the Earth are on the coast.
80 percent of the world’s population lives at a distance of no more than one hundred kilometers from the sea or ocean.
Once the territory now occupied by the Mediterranean Sea was land, but then because of the rising level of the world’s oceans, the waters of the Atlantic Ocean poured in through the Strait of Gibraltar.
The largest permanent eddies are Scylla and Charybdis, as well as Malström.
The North Sea and the Baltic Sea do not mix because of the different density of water in them.
The surface of Mars is better studied than the ocean floor on Earth.
At the bottom of the seas and oceans there are about three million wrecks.
Under Asia there is a huge underground ocean.
On the seabed, too, rivers flow. They consist of formation water and do not mix with sea water.