Panorama of quiet, beautiful Playa Conchal and the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean in Guanacaste, Costa RIca

Science Fun Facts: August 30-September 5

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Science Fun Facts for the week of August 30-September 5:

Did you know? 

While there is only one global ocean, the vast body of water that covers 71 percent of Earth is geographically divided into distinct regions. The U.S. recognizes five named oceans: Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern. 

 

 

  • More than 50% of all species on Earth are found under the ocean

 

  • In the US alone, there are over 95,000 miles of shoreline. More than half of the US population lives within 50 miles of the coast, called the “coastal zone”.

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