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: 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...
By: Nan C Avery
Trite, but true: if there was no water, there would be no life. Water is something we take for granted. Just think, a combination of three nuclei and ten electrons constitutes water (H2O), which is unique among the more than 15 million chemical species.The...
By: Norman Green
The earthquake and resultant tsunami that caused such destruction in Japan earlier this year (2011) is an example of an underwater earthquake. The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded as being 80 miles east of Sendai at depth below sea level of approximately 20 miles...

 

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