The Atlantic Ocean is a vast ocean that is home to a diverse range of plant and animal species. Learn more about the fauna of the Atlantic Ocean, and the ocean and ecosystem dynamics that determine the species composition of the different marine zones.
From the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn, the delicate biome of the tropical oceans rings the earth. Within these waters, vegetation and marine animals live in a world of fragile balance, often dependent on each other. Life in the tropical oceans relies on the warm water temperature.
The article describes what an underwater or undersea river is, and the possible implications of these rivers for the marine ecosystems.
There are two types of ocean currents: surface currents and deep water currents. Primary forces such as solar heating and winds start ocean currents. Secondary forces, including gravity and the Coriolis force, direct where the current goes. These are some of the facts about ocean currents.
This article describes the different common features of ocean basins as well as some information about their geological and topographical composition.
We live on an ocean planet where the seas cover almost 2/3 of the surface. Much of the pollution that we produce finds its way into the sea. This article looks at some of the types of ocean pollution which stem from man’s activities, but also arise from natural processes.
Panama Canal fresh water outflow is caused by the operation of locks that use a considerable amount of water to raise and lower ships that are carried between the two oceans that make up either end of the canal. This freshwater outflow can change the environment in the areas that it affects.
How much do you know about coral reefs aside from the fact that they are beautiful and in danger? Discover some unusual facts about the coral reef and fully realize the environmental concerns over the reefs’ present condition.
To understand what is the impact of a tsunami on people and the environment, you first need to understand how tsunamis are caused and consider the size of the triggering event. A cubic metre of water weighs a tonne, so it is easy to imagine the destructive power of a 30 metre high wave…
Biodegradation of an oil spill, whether on beaches or in the ocean, is a normal procedure that gradually gets rid of oil from the aquatic and dry surroundings. But speedy elimination of spilled oil from seashores and lowlands is indispensable for minimizing damage to these sensitive habitats.