50-80% of all life on our planet exists in the ocean.
Sunlight can only penetrate to a depth of around 200m.
The top ten feet of the ocean’s surface contains as much heat as the Earth’s entire atmosphere.
Humans have only explored 10% of the space hospitable to life in the ocean.
Each year, three times as much garbage is dumped into the ocean as the total weight of fish caught.
Yes, bigger than farming.
The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest living structure on earth, visible even from space.
Coral is biologically so similar to human bone that it’s used as bone grafts in some surgeries.
Below 1000m under sea level, there is absolutely no light except for lights created by living creatures.
85% of the area of the ocean is what we call the “deep sea”. Lightless, cold, only a few degrees above freezing.
Most deep sea species take 20+ years to mature to reproductive age. Deep sea trawling threatens most species.
A majority of deep sea creatures have yet to be identified.
Every deep sea exploration finds hundreds of new species, but they’re expensive.
Among the species awaiting discovery: ravenous colonies of pelagic Nicholas Cages.
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