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Ocean depths

Ocean depths Om / sea level 140m Recreational diving limit Photic Zone The vastness of the oceans can be hard 195m to grasp. Scroll down for an idea of just how deep they go Aphotic Zone H 318m World SCUBA dive record H 535m Bottlenose dolphins feeding range Water covers 70% 1035m Estimated depth reached by classified US military submarines of our planet 365,654,520 square kilometres of the globe About 90% of marine life lives in the top 200 meters Ocean volume: 1.3 BILLION H 1700m Mid-Atlantic Ridge hydrothermal vent field cubic kilometres of water DEEP SEA H 1800m :a Start of the "Deep Sea" The largest known colossal squid was 10m long and weighed 495kg Coral reefs cover accounts for 54.6% of Earth's surface 285,000 square km Deep ocean Sixgill sharks have near-threatened status on the IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species 25% H 1850m a Sixgill shark (Hexnchus griseus) habitat of all known marine species live in coral reefs H 2197m Colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamilton) recorded H 2500m Deepest recorded depth of a whale Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) perform There are more than the deepest, longest dives 21,000 H 3790m Average depth of the ocean known fish species worldwide H 3800m » Resting place of RMS Titanic 90% 98% of the world's fish catch Is taken within 3Øøkm of the shore of all marine life is concentrated along coastal margins If all the salt was extracted from the oceans it would cover the continents to a depth of over 1.5 metres The Pacific Ocean is 25% LARGER than all land areas combined w06500 The oceans contain around three- Seawater contains quarters of a millon tons of gold 3.5% salts made up of all the elements found in the Earth's crust H 6492m Đ Depth of Japanese submersible Shinkai 6500 22 BILLION TONS of pollutants are dumped into Earth's aquatic environments on an annual basis H 7703m Deepest known fish, the hadal snailfish (Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis) found Aplastic beer can pack holder will last about 45Ø years in the occan H 8605m Deepest part of Atlantic Ocean Oceans account for 99% T945øm (31,ØØøft) of the planet's living space H 9450m Average cruising altitude for an airliner (above the water!) Deepwater Horizon, site of one of the worst oil disasters in The deepest part of the ocean is known as Challenger Deep, in the Pacific's Mariana Trench. The pressure at the bottom a submarine-crushing 1.25 tons per square cm, and it's deemed one of the most inhospitable environments in our solar system. The 1960 voyage of the bathyscaphe Trieste, with Swiss scientist Jacques Piccard and Lt. Donald Walsh, is the only time humans have been this deep. Avatar director and explorer James Cameron plans to visit the site n 2011, ormed with a plethora of 3D cameras and research equipment. history H 10, 683m Deepest ocean drilling yet (Deepwater Horizon, 2010) 4 10, 916m Deepest part of the ocean NB: Not to scale, If it was, you'd be scrolling thirty screens to reach the bottom earth beriodical twitter.com/earthperiodical facebook.com/earthperiodical www.earthperiodical.com

Ocean depths

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