June is National Ocean Month

  • Published on June 1st, 2020

Join us to celebrate and learn about our world ocean during National Ocean Month. Get a snapshot of some surprising facts in less than two minutes with our video!


Video Transcript:

What do you know about our ocean?

The ocean is where life began over 3.5 billion years ago.

The ocean covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface and includes over 96% of the Earth’s water.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth and can be seen from the moon!

The deepest part of the ocean is in the Mariana Trench, and nearly 7 miles beneath the waves!

Coral reefs cover only 1/50th of the ocean floor but about one quarter of all the marine species make coral reefs their home.

No light penetrates the ocean at depths greater than 3,280 feet.

Aided by deep diving rovers and remote sensing cameras, scientists are still discovering new species beneath the waves.

The Gulf Stream transports more water than all of the Earth’s rivers combined.

The mid-ocean ridge crisscrosses the globe for over 40,000 miles and is the largest geological feature on Earth.

Did you know that about 95% of the ocean remains unexplored?

There is only one world ocean.

Happy World Ocean Day from NOAA’s National Ocean Service.

Each year, we celebrate our ocean throughout the month of June. We hope you join us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. Look for #30DaysofOcean and #OceanMonth2020.


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