By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
In oceanography, subdivisions of the world’s oceans refer to defined seas and gulfs that exist within the huge limitless body of waters we call oceans. Oceanographers, however, have differing opinions on the number of oceans that constitute these major subdivisions. Some consider only the...
Properties of ocean waves
By: Clare Hughes
For anybody who makes their living on the sea or those who use the sea for recreation, waves are very important. Waves can damage off-shore structures and determine the speed that commercial vessels can travel. Small boats can be swamped by waves and surfers live...
By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
Ocean habitats refer to places in and near oceans, where certain organisms and other living things that are comfortable with seawater live, survive and thrive. These habitats do not exist only in the oceans but also the immediate environment; a typical examples are pools of...
The classification of organisms in the ocean
By: Clare Hughes
There are a wide variety of organisms living in the ocean. To date, over 250,000 species have been identified by marine biologist and new organisms are constantly being discovered. Marine organisms range in size from the largest living creature, the blue whale down the...
By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
Classification of organisms involves identifying and putting them into groups based on distinctive and uniform qualities they possess. This scientific study and activity is referred to as Taxonomy, a branch of science which was first championed and postulated by Carol Linnaeus as a way of...
By: Matilda Willows
Since the world's oceans support a great range of biodiversity and ecosystems as well as covering around 71 per cent of the earth’s surface, there must be various environments within this huge body of water to suit the needs of marine and plant life...
Major subdivisions of the world's oceans
By: Gregory Downs
Imagine if you will a sphere, and approximately seventy-two percent of this sphere, is covered by a brackish mantle of ocean water, with an average depth of about 2 ½ miles. It is important to note that this mantle of ocean has five major subdivisions...
A guide to ocean habitats
By: Gregory Downs
There are approximately 1,322 billion cubic kilometers of water in our earth’s oceans, providing a home to many different types of ocean habitats in which organisms, plants and animals live. With approximately 70% of this planet covered in water and 96% of this...
By: Lenna Gonya
Oceans and the terrain that adjoins them are every bit as unique and diverse as dry land. Just as with any land on the surface of the earth, various realms of the deep are the homes of a wide variety of creatures. Ocean habitats extend...
By: Michael Totten
Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface. Nearly all of that water is seas and oceans. Because the oceans are continuous, it is sometimes hard to tell exactly where one ocean ends and the next begins. However, most classification systems agree that the oceans can...

 

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