With the ocean covering over 70 % of earth’s surface, there is a whole lot to discover!
Parts of the ocean are deeper than the tallest mountain in the world. There is so much to explore, and exploration can be challenging which is why over 80% of the ocean has yet to be mapped or explored by scientists! Try to imagine what YOU think is still left undiscovered in the ocean!
The ocean is technically one large mass of water, but we divide it up into 4 regions when we talk about it. The 4 regions are: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Arctic Ocean
What’s at the Bottom of the Ocean?
There are many types of species that live in the ocean. There are tropical fish, dolphins, whales, sea stars, and many more! But this only scratches the surface on what is in the ocean. There are species that live on the bottom on the ocean, where the pressure is 1,100 times greater than the surface! The pressure of the ocean is so intense that more people have been to space than the bottom of the ocean! Check out this video of scientists reaching the bottom of the ocean (Mariana’s Trench), to get a glimpse of what most people never get to see!
Check out some additional information about the ocean by clicking on the images below!
Looking for additional activities? Click on the images below:
Interested in having an in-person program?
EcoReach does in-person programs all around the Athens, GA area! EcoReach has also does virtual programming to schools further. If you’re a teacher, librarian, or event coordinator, please reach out to us if you’re interested in EcoReach! We do programs about a wide variety of science and environmental topics, and you can check out our blog to see our most recent endeavors.