The Effects Of Ocean On The Ocean

1220 Words Jun 21st, 2015 5 Pages
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 temperature is another; depending on where you are the ocean could be ice covered or really warm. Another characteristic is the zones, which are split up into four zones: Sunlight, Twilight, Midnight and Deep Sea Trench Zone. Ocean water is different from lake water because the ocean water is salty and lake water isn’t. The water in the lakes seems to be dirty compared to the ocean water, which looks blue and clear at times. Lakes get water from rivers and streams. The Ocean floor has some pretty cool physical features, like mountains, canyons, cliffs, and wide plains. The crust of the ocean is a thin layer of volcanic rock called basalt. The floor has several different parts the continental shelf, the flat, underwater extension of the…
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