Life in the Ocean
- Less than 10% of the ocean has been studied
- The ocean comprises 71% of Earth's surface
- Of 33 animal phyla, 30 contain residents of the ocean
- Sea water is around 800 times as dense as air
- There is not much plant life in the ocean due to the lack of nutrients
- Although the diversity in ocean species is high, the density is quite low
- The ULTIMETER 2000 has many more advanced features to alert you to changing local conditions and to keep you ahead of the weather news.
Life in the ocean is very different to the life we see around us above the sea. The ocean is the final frontier of life on the planet, with only about 10% of ocean waters explored and 1% of ocean floor explored, it is a truly mysterious place. Humans are still relatively unaware of life in the ocean due to the hardships of studying it. Due to the deep water pressure and the lack of light, it makes it near impossible to send people down to investigate these animals in there natural habitat. Although we know little about the ocean, it is essential to all life on Earth. A major limiting factor of life in the ocean is the variation in concentration of nutrients and that most are found in the deeper cooler waters where there is little light. Ocean life also differs greatly based on the temperatures and where you are in the world. This diversity is what makes it a mystery to the walking lung users on land.
Although I grasped a basic understanding of how much life differs below sea level, I was never aware of the extent of it. It truly baffles me how little we actually know about these oceans even though all life on Earth at one point had to come from it. Due to the ever increasing breakthroughs in the technological world I hope that we will soon be able to discover some of these wonders for the benefit of all humans.