Oceans cover 70% of Earth’s surface, and 97% of the world’s water is in the oceans. Learn facts about oceans and some of the critical environmental issues that are of grave concern today.
All About the Oceans
Everything about the world’s oceans including their importance to life on earth, marine mammals, endangered species that inhabit the ocans, biodiversity of sea life, threats facing the ocean, ocean pollution, over fishing, depleted fisheries, energy and plant life from the ocean, and much more.
Biogeochemical reactions govern the cycles that run our world, and bacteria play a critical role in this process. This article explains what bacteria do in marine environments for these biogeochemical cycles.
Wind promises clean energy to many coastal areas. Some beach goers may find turbines an eyesore but studies conducted on European facilities in the North and Baltic Seas predict positive effects of wind farms on ocean life.
The open ocean is a place of nothing but water and more water, far from any solid surfaces, where everything moves all the time. What’s there today might be somewhere else entirely tomorrow. Learn the key abiotic factors that affect where and how marine life can grow.
Overfishing of small prey fish species has reduced their populations to such a degree that predators that depend on them for food are suffering malnutrition or starving.
Monitoring the coastal environment for pollution is key to understanding the threat to marine life and aqua-culture from man’s activities. Marine pollution monitoring is usually achieved by analysing sediments for metals and petroleum hydrocarbons at known hot spots and trend monitoring sites.
The North Pacific Gyre is a huge, slow moving vortex caused by winds and current patterns between California and Japan where millions of tons of plastic garbage have accumulated. Learn about the causes and ecological impact of this massive marine waste dump.