World Ocean Day
The eighth of June is marked as World Ocean Day. It is a day of celebration and cooperation throughout the globe to spread knowledge about the value of the ocean and inspire people to take action to conserve it.
This year’s World Ocean Day will feature for the theme “Protecting Our Oceans for Future Generations.” This year’s theme is to inspire people to act in order to save the ocean and make sure that it is healthy and thriving for future generations.
Some Interesting Things You Need to Know about Earth’s Largest Habitat – Oceans
1.Did you know that the ocean is so deep that Mount Everest would still be surrounded by more than a mile of water if you dropped it into the depths of the ocean?
That is an intriguing truth, for sure! With an ocean encompassing more than 70% of the planet’s surface, the ocean is by far the planet’s greatest home. With an ocean depth of around 3,800 metres (12,500 feet), it is also the deepest region on the world. The Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean contains the Challenger Deep, which is the deepest region of the ocean. Moreover 10,900 metres (35,800 ft) deep, the Challenger Deep is deeper than Mount Everest. The deep ocean is home to a broad range of unusual and intriguing animals, many of which have not yet been discovered or investigated by scientists, despite the harsh circumstances there.
2.Did you know that the ocean is home to over one million species of plants and animals? And scientists estimate that there may be millions more that we haven’t discovered yet!
The ocean is an incredibly diverse and complex ecosystem, with a wide variety of habitats and ecosystems that support a staggering array of plant and animal life. Some of the most fascinating and unique creatures in the ocean include deep-sea creatures like the anglerfish, which uses a bioluminescent lure to attract prey, and the giant squid, It is among the biggest invertebrates on earth. The ocean is also home to a wide variety of sharks, whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals, as well as countless species of fish, sea turtles, and other reptiles.
3.Did you know that the “ocean twilight zone” is a region of the ocean that is so dark and deep that only a select few species can survive there? And that there are underwater canyons and caves where peculiar and mysterious species live?
A portion of the ocean that is between 200 and 1000 metres (660 and 3300 feet) below the surface is referred to as the mesopelagic zone, often known as the ocean twilight zone. Low amounts of light, chilly temperatures, and high pressure define this area. Despite these difficult circumstances, a diverse range of marine life, including fish, squid, and crabs, may be found in the twilight zone. Many of these species have evolved special morphological and behavioural traits, such bioluminescence and vertical migration, to cope with living in the twilight zone.
A lot of the species that dwell there absorb carbon and carry it to the deep ocean, making the twilight zone an essential region for carbon sequestration. Scientists are still trying to learn more about the ecology and significance of the ocean’s twilight zone.
4. Did you know that the ocean is home to the world’s largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef?
With hundreds of different kinds of fish, sharks, turtles, and other marine life living there, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the globe. With annual tourism earnings in the billions of dollars, it is also a significant economic resource for Australia. Climate change, pollution, and overfishing are just a few of the dangers the Great Barrier Reef is now experiencing. Climate change is especially worrisome since it’s causing widespread coral bleaching and dying because of rising ocean temperatures and acidity levels. The Great Barrier Reef and other coral ecosystems throughout the world are targets of dangers that researchers are attempting to better understand and combat.
5.Did you know that the ocean is also a major source of food for people all around the world? Over two billion people rely on seafood as their primary source of protein!
The ocean is a critical source of food for people all around the world, providing a significant portion of the protein consumed by many communities. In addition to seafood, the ocean also provides a wide range of other resources, including oil, natural gas, minerals, and renewable energy sources like wind and tidal power.
However, World Ocean Day is an important reminder that the ocean is a precious resource that we must all work together to protect. By taking action to protect the ocean, we can help to ensure that it remains healthy and vibrant for generations to come.