Looking down at the earth from above, most of what you see is blue. That’s because most of earth consists of oceans, seas, and other bodies of water. 97% of our planet’s water supply comes from the ocean. As interesting as that is, even more intriguing is the life that exists beneath the water’s surface. It is an amazing world full of a wide array of fascinating flora and fauna. But if you don’t believe me, have a look at this brief video compilation of just some of what’s found in the deep.
The Encyclopedia of Earth also has information about the ocean and much more.
“The smallest shark is the dwarf lantern shark, which is only seven inches long. The longest shark is the whale shark, which can grow to a whopping 50 feet long and weigh more than 40,000 pounds. These behemoths are usually gentle and get all their food by sifting small animals out of the water.”
Pope, Joyce. 2002. 1001 Facts about Sharks. New York: DK Publishing.