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The Ocean

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The Ocean

  1. 1. The Oceans<br />
  2. 2. Names of the Oceans <br />There are five Oceans in the World<br />Arctic Ocean<br />Atlantic Ocean<br />Indian Ocean<br />Pacific Ocean<br />Southern Ocean<br />http://www.uwsp.edu/geO/faculty/ritter/geog101/textbook/coastal_systems/oceans.jpg<br />
  3. 3. Facts <br />The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean (64 million sq miles!)<br />The average temperature of the oceans is 39 degrees<br />The average depth of the ocean is close to 2.3 miles<br />The Arctic ocean is the smallest ( 5 million sq miles )<br />http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webunits/biomes/ofacts.html<br />
  4. 4. The Ocean and Climate <br />The Oceans play a critical role in storing heat.<br />When the earth&apos;s surface cools or is heated by the sun, the temperature change is greater - and faster - over the land than over the oceans.<br />The ocean&apos;s waters are constantly being moved about by powerful currents<br />Surface currents are largely wind-driven<br />The currents and wind can create storms (hurricanes, etc)<br />http://www.gdrc.org/oceans/fsheet-01.html<br />
  5. 5. Ocean Life<br />There are many, many living organisms in the ocean.<br />Coral reefs are living <br />Fish<br />Dolphins<br />Sharks<br />Jelly fish<br />What are other living organisms?<br />http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/OEDV/ODS2004/image/ocean_animals_color_600.jpg<br />
  6. 6. Importance of Oceans <br />The ocean covers 70% of the earth’s surface.<br />Provides us with natural resources <br />Provides transportation<br />Provides jobs<br />http://www.marine.usf.edu/pjocean/packets/f98/f98u1le1.pdf<br />
  7. 7. Why is the Ocean Salty?<br />Salt is a mineral in rocks and soil.<br />Water flows and picks it up<br />The rivers bring it to the ocean<br />This has been happening for a long time so the water is really salty<br />

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