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.
- The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian are known as the three major oceans.
- 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”.