Seaplex researchers Matt Durham and Miriam Goldstein encounter netting and plastic in the Pacific. Photograph: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Marine insects in the Pacific Ocean are changing their reproduction habitats in response to environmental changes from the accumulating amount of rubbish in the north Pacific subtropical gyre, also known as the great Pacific garbage patch, according to researchers.
A coral reef is home to many sea animals and plants.
The surface of the planet is approximately 71% water and contains (5) five oceans, including the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern. Their borders are indicated on the world image (right) in varied shades of blue.
Seahorses are truly unique, and not just because of their unusual equine shape.
Only 29 percent of the world surface is land. The rest is ocean, home to the marine lifeforms. The oceans average four kilometers in depth and are fringed with coastlines that run for nearly 380,000 kilometres.
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Six of the seven species of sea turtles in the world are found on the Reef: Green, Leatherback, Hawksbill, Loggerhead, Flatback and Olive Ridley.
Interesting Ocean Facts Area: about 140 million square miles (362 million sq km), or nearly 71% of the Earth's surface. Average Depth: 12,200 feet (3,720 m).
This animation uses Earth science data from a variety of sensors on NASA Earth observing satellites to measure physical oceanography parameters such as ocean currents, ocean winds, sea surface height and sea surface temperature.
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