It is fascinating to learn new things that are mysterious like the universe. Discoveries have been made while more research is underway to add to the knowledge we already have about certain aspects of life. The ocean has remained mysterious to date, but here are a few things that may be facts about oceans that will blow your mind.
Where oceans obtain their color is a wonder to many, the reason is that as light penetrates its surface, it absorbs the red fragment of the light spectrum leaving out the blue section. The color gets locked out of water particles making an ocean appear blue when you look at it. This color intensifies as depth increases until no more light gets through, making it overly dark at the bottom. Another fact is, we hardly know anything about oceans because a huge portion has not been explored yet. It is claimed that only a twentieth of the entire body of water is explored considering that exploring an ocean is way more dangerous compared to studying the solar system. Of all the life forms that exist, a greater portion goes to marine life. Only a third of marine species have been discovered outside the five percent surface area of this water body explored.
Oceanic floors are cluttered with insurmountable historic relics, ships, planes, and probably ancient cities. Draining an ocean could reveal vast wealth, knowledge, and new discoveries that could change how you view things. There are claims that over a million ships have sunk to the ocean’s floor, over a thousand aircraft lost in its vast size, and ruins of ancient civilization beneath what eyes can see. With all these things present inside ocean water, it is considered the largest graveyard there is.
Oceans are vital for the survival of mankind bearing the fact that more than half of the oxygen in the air is derived from aquatic life like planktons where they take in carbon while producing oxygen in return. Nearly all data is transmitted through cables that are set up on ocean floors between continents. Oceans harbor the world’s largest oil reservoirs among other minerals compared to the amount available on dry land. These vast water bodies have their fair share of physical features just like those found on the surface like mountains, ridges, forests, lakes, rivers, and cascades. More studies are underway to piece new data to provide interesting facts about oceans, otherwise, it will still remain mysterious.