By: Nan C Avery
Earthquakes are a reminder that nature is powerful. The realization that Earth constantly moves and changes is apparent when an earthquake occurs. What people see as a deadly occurrence is a part of geologic function that has continued for millions of years.Tectonic plates are...
The importance of plant life in the ocean
By: Joyce Ann Mallare
Plants play a big role in the survival of all humans and animals in planet earth. It’s either in land or in water. They are needed to balance all the ecosystems. Plants are considered vital in the ocean in order for each of the...
By: Norman Green
Turn on the shower and you bombard yourself with millions upon millions of water molecules. Of course we don’t perceive the individual molecules, we experience the bulk effects of the liquid water. It is, however, the anatomy of the individual molecule and its interactions...
By: Nan C Avery
There are five major subdivisions of the world's oceans; the ocean subdivisions are “basins” (with the exception of the Southern Ocean). Ocean basins cover 71 percent of Earth's surface, or 140 million square miles (361 million sq. kilometers). The saucer-shape of these subdivisions determined...
Understanding underwater earthquakes
By: Clare Hughes
Earthquakes are the most devastating and destructive natural disasters that can happen on the planet. They can result in enormous loss of life and damage to buildings and infrastructure. An underwater earthquake is caused in the same way as any other earthquake but, depending on...
By: Nan C Avery
There are different habitats. Each one has distinctive characteristics. The following guide gives a glimpse into each habitat in the ocean.Kelp Forests EcosystemKelp forests grow in both Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Kelp forests are only 60 – 80 feet deep.The ecosystem is based...
By: Mary Ann Mellott
A volcano sits quietly, showing no above ground activity for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, and suddenly-Kaboom! Ash shoots skyward, and soon a river of molten lava is pouring down the mountain. What caused the explosion? Most volcanoes are found on fault lines where the...
By: Virginia Gaces
Seawater differs in chemical structure from plain water because of additional components that are present. Just by tasting, you would know that seawater is briny and contains salts that are not found in your ordinary drinking water. What is the chemical structure of seawater that...
By: Virginia Gaces
Water is the elixir of life, the universal solvent and the substance that covers almost 70.9% of the earth’s surface. Although most people know that water is composed of one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms (H2O), not many know about the remarkable water...
The anatomy of a water molecule
By: Mitchell Sibley
Water is the driving force of all life on planet Earth. It covers about 70% of the earth’s surface, and makes up about 60 to 75% of our own bodies! It plays a vital role in almost everything we do. We use it to...

 

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