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Interesting Facts About Oceans

12 Interesting Facts About Oceans

Almost 75% of planet earth is covered by oceans only, and still they are too mysterious for us. We have successfully reached to moon by covering 384,400 km, but till now oceans are still not uncovered by us. The reason is probably due to increase in pressure in veins at every 10 meter depth in oceans. Today, at FactWish, we have collected some less known interesting facts about giant oceans. Let’s move on.

1. 75% of the world’s dominant active volcanoes lies in the basin of Pacific ocean.

75% of the world's dominant active volcanoes lies in the basin of Pacific ocean

2. Pacific ocean is the world’s largest and deepest ocean with depth of 10,994 meters.

Pacific ocean is the world's largest and deepest ocean with depth of 10,994 meters

3. Atlantic and Pacific oceans don’t get mixed when meeting together due to change in density of water.

Atlantic and Pacific oceans don't get mixed

4. Almost 20 million tons gold is preserved under oceans.

Almost 20 million tons gold is preserved under oceans

5. 70% of the world’s oxygen is produced by aquatic plants in oceans.

70% of the world's oxygen is produced by aquatic plants in oceans

6. More than 95% of the aquatic world in oceans is still unexplored by us.

More than 95% of the aquatic world in oceans is still unexplored by us

7. Tonnes of chemicals and toxic chemicals are dumped or leaked in oceans every year.

Tonnes of chemicals and toxic chemicals are dumped or leaked in oceans every year

8. The pH value of oceans is continuously decreasing. Compared to 1751, oceans are 30% more acidic making it harmful for marine life.

Compared to 1751, oceans are 30% more acidic

9. In Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of Pacific ocean gets more than 90% of the world’s earthquakes.

Ring of Fire gets more than 90% of the world's earthquakes

10. The largest underwater sitting volcano “Tamu Massif” is equal to size of New Mexico.

The largest underwater sitting volcano "Tamu Massif" is equal to size of New Mexico

11. The oceans would evaporate entirely if there was no atmosphere on Earth.

The oceans would evaporate entirely if there was no atmosphere on Earth.

12. Along the coast of Croatia, a “sea organ” has been built which plays organ music when waves crosses in and out of it.

Sea organ built in Croatia

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