WATER. You’ve heard the saying that the Earth is mostly water. But what percent of Earth is water? . Salt water oceans make up 71% of the Earth’s surface, which the other 29% made up of the Earth’s continents and islands. . 29% land. 71% water.
You’ve heard the saying that the Earth is mostly water. But what percent of Earth is water?
Salt water oceans make up 71% of the Earth’s surface, which the other 29% made up of the Earth’s continents and islands.
There are five major oceans: the Atlantic, the Pacific (the largest), the Indian, the Arctic and the Southern Ocean.
Seas are smaller than oceans and are usually located where the land and ocean meet.
The blue whale, the largest animal on our planet ever (exceeding the size of the greatest dinosaurs) still lives in the ocean; it's heart is the size of a Volkswagen
The whale shark is a the biggest shark and the biggest fish. It is NOT a whale. This enormous shark is a filter feeder and sieves enormous amounts of plankton to eat through its gills as it swims.
The swordfish and marlin are the fastest fish in the ocean reaching speeds up to 75 mph in quick bursts
The average length of a bluefin tuna is 6.5 feet and 550 pounds. In January 2001, a prime, 444-lb bluefin tuna sold in a Japanese fish market for $173,600, a world record.
Sharks attack some 50-75 people each year worldwide, with perhaps 8-12 fatalities, according to data compiled in the International Shark Attack File. Although shark attacks get a lot of attention, this is far less than the number of people killed each year by elephants, bees, crocodiles, lightning or many other natural dangers. On the other side of the ledger, we kill somewhere between 20-100 million sharks every year through fishing activities.
Now let’s watch an octopus and other sea animals in action: Underwater Astonishments
OLDEST sea animal: Turtles are reptiles and records show their existence during the days of the dinosaurs 200 million years ago. Most are nomads and travel about 1,300 miles a day!
Fishing is considered to be the most dangerous job in the world. Fishermen risk the highest percentage of death and injury—more than even firefighters or policemen.
Our favorites include: trout, halibut, tuna &
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