Oceans - The Undersea World Bethany Mrs. Neyland - pd.4 5/4/01 Ocean Facts Oceans are interconnected bodies of salt water. They cover 70.8% of the Earth’s surface or 139,782,000 sq. miles.(97% of all water) Floor spreads at a rate of 2 in. per year.
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Mrs. Neyland - pd.4
-5’’ and has a vertical compressed body w/ camouflage. Is a Biotic organism. Color is light brown, gray, etc. (speckled w/ white or gold dots) Dorsal Fin is like a fan. Very poor swimmers (H20) Its color, body, etc. are its adaptations.
The Lined Seahorse is usually around vegetation like eelgrasses and sargassum. The habitats range from Nova Scotia to Argentina plus Bermuda and the Gulf of Mexico.
13’ and 9’’
Hurricane season is from June 1 to Nov. 1
GoM = Gulf of Mexico
Ocean and weather conditions are good for forming hurricanes in this area.
Hurricanes spawned in the Atlantic can move through the gulf also.Golf of Mexico - Climate
Even with all our knowledge about the ocean, we still have a lot to learn in the future.
There are a lot of facts, including zones, food web, temperature, effects, animals, and more.
The ocean can be a very interesting ecosystem.