Ocean Biome Research Paper

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The ocean is the biggest biome in the world! An estimated 70% of earth’s surface is covered in water from the oceans. There are 5 main oceans included in this biome: The Indian, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, and Southern. The average temperature of the ocean is 39 degrees fahrenheit, but can vary greatly depending on the location of the ocean and the time of year. Oceans are also very salty -- for every gallon of water in the ocean, there is a cup of salt. The ocean is divided into three zones, vertically. The first layer, which light can penetrate, is called the euphotic zone. The next layer, which is too deep for light to reach, is the disphotic zone. The light in the disphotic zone is often described as looking the way twilight looks on land.

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