Have you ever wondered how deep the ocean is ?
This incredible animation produced by Rob Ludacer for Tech Insider shows how deep the ocean is in a precise manner using comparisons.
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So, How deep the ocean is ?
Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface, with the Pacific Ocean being the largest. The average depth of the oceans is 3,730 meters, but have you ever thought how what’s the greatest depth of any ocean?
The producers claim “This animation puts the actual distance into perspective, showing a vast distance between the waves we see and the mysterious point we call Challenger Deep”.
What is the deepest place in the ocean ?
Near the island of Guam, north of the Philippines, is the Mariana Trench. It has a documented depth of 11,033 meters and is known as the deepest place in the ocean. The trench also has a length of 2, 542 meters, which makes it one of the largest trenches on the planet.
Just to get a better idea of how deep the Marianas’ trench is, it’s enough to note that its 11 kilometers below sea level, exceeding the altitude of Mount Everest by more than 2 thousand meters, the highest elevation above the sea level.
The seabed is as complex and interesting as the ground and the elevations of the earth’s surface. At the bottom of the ocean we find seamounts, valleys, plateaus, mountain chains and even active volcanoes. The eruption of underwater volcanoes is one of the most impressive and interesting natural phenomena in the world.
Is there life deep in the ocean?
In the depths of the sea, the water temperature is lower due to the dispersion of solar energy. At 3,000 meters sunlight disappears completely, so imagine how dark the Mariana trench should be. At such depths due to the lack of light and heat, combined with the enormous water pressure evolution and development of life is nearly impossible.
However, there is evidence that it does exist and has evolved successfully. Most sea animals of these depths have no eyes. Also, the density of their bodies is too low to withstand the pressure exerted by the body of water.
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