The Effects Of Ocean On The Ocean

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The Ocean is a lot of water, which covers most of the earth. The oceans are located all around us, it’s broken into four sections, even though there are four sections the water is one continuous body of water. Water has three properties liquid, gas, and solid. Oceans have been around a very long time, so the salts were added to the water at a time when gases and lava were spewing from increased volcanic activity. Carbon dioxide dissolved in the water from the atmosphere this forms weak carbonic acid which dissolves minerals. When the minerals dissolve, ions are formed; this is why the water is salty. The Ocean has many characteristics’ the motion/currents, the depth, there are some parts that are so black because it’s do far down. The…show more content…
Continental shelves have different widths but are usually wide long low-lying. The ocean has really deep areas called trenches, those areas are the deepest. The Ocean’s waters came from rocks inside the newly forming earth. As the rocks cooled, they released water vapor and other gases. The vapor condensed and covered the crust with a primitive ocean. Today, hot gases from the earth’s interior continue to produce water at the bottom of the ocean. From the deepest ocean trench to the tallest mountain, plate tectonics explains the features and movement of Earth 's surface in the present and the past. The ocean is home to the best looking fish. The ocean has five life zones; each has organisms adapted to their specific ecosystem. The epipelagic zone is the sunlit upper layer of the ocean. It reaches from the surface to about 660 feet deep. The epipelagic zone is also known as the photic or euphotic zone, and can exist in lakes as well as the ocean. The next zone down, stretching to about 3,300 feet deep, it is the mesopelagic zone. This zone is also known as the twilight zone because the light there is very dim. The lack of sunlight means there are no plants in the mesopelagic zone, but large fish and whales hunt there. The bathypelagic zone, reaches to about 13,000 feet deep. The bathypelagic zone is also known as the midnight zone because no light reaches it. The abyssopelagic zone is very salty and cold. At depths up to 19,000 feet, the pressure is very strong
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