Monday, November 14, 2016

Take a moment to educate yourself by watching a video about the depth of the ocean.

This video is amazing if you've ever wondered how deep the ocean was. Things I learned:

1) Penguins dive to a depth where pressure is the equivalent weight of a polar bear standing/balancing on a quarter.

2) If you are flying and look out a window and see the clouds and think, "Wow...I'm really high in the sky," then that's about the depth that the ocean goes to. Impressive, right? It's also a good way to visualize just how much salt water there is out there.

3) We don't really know how deep the ocean is. We're discovering spots that are deeper than we thought from time to time, and most of these places seem to be off the coast of Guam.

4) There are a lot of scary things that call the ocean home, and we've only really explored 5% of it.

Yeah...I don't think I'll be going swimming in it any time soon.


  1. The pressure is what's amazing. It's a wonder anything can survive it.
    Ocean depth is also what contributes to the tallest mountain in the world. It's not Everest - it's a volcanic mountain in Hawaii.

  2. We need to build a SeaQuest to explore the ocean.

  3. I heard it once said that space wasn't the final frontier--the oceans were. That there was so much out there to them, and we'd barely "scratched the surface".

  4. The ocean contains some of the greatest mysteries yet to be discovered.