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10 Facts About The Sea

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  1. For every species of marine life we know of, at least another three are yet to be discovered.
  2. Water takes around 1000 years to travel all the way around the whole globe.
  3. Half of all the oxygen we breathe is produced in the ocean.
  4. The oceans may seem vast, but they’re small compared to the overall size of our planet.
  5. Rogue waves really do exist.
  6. Oceans hold around 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere.
  7. The great garbage patch is more like a plastic soup.
  8. The Atlantic Ocean is getting bigger and the Pacific Ocean is getting smaller.
  9. The largest ocean on Earth is the Pacific Ocean, covering around 30% of the Earth’s surface.
  10. The deepest known area of the Earth’s oceans is known as the Marina Trench. It’s deepest point measures 11km. That’s a long dive down!

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