"Most oxygen on earth comes from phytoplankton in the ocean, not trees. Also, the giant squid wasn't seen alive until 2001 and was largely considered a myth before modern photography" Source
"Its possible that since we have explored such a low % of the ocean, that there are other intelligent creatures down there, unable to explore the surface. I mean, the ocean is covering 70% of Earth, if we really explored only 5% of it, well that's more than half of our planet we know nothing about" Source
"When we swim in it, we are part of the food chain. And we are not at the top" Source
"Swimming in the open ocean is a totally different experience from swimming at the beach. You look in front of you and after 30-40 feet, is complete darkness. Behind you, 30-40 feet and then darkness. Worst of all, you look below you, 30-40 feet, darkness. You're floating around in this vast ocean and you can't see anything. But deep down in your heart, you know you're not alone. You know that you can't see them, but they can see you" Source
"The ocean contains mountains and volcanoes bigger than Mt Everest" Source
"The creatures that live down there are downright creepy" Source
"If you look up at a jet at its highest altitude, basically when it's like a spec in the sky with a vapor trail, that's how a boat the size of that jet would look if you were at the bottom of the Marianis trench.
That's how deep the ocean really is" Source
"WE've explored more of space than our own oceans. We're not even sure what's down there" Source
"Deep sea creatures are intense!
So many new species to discover as well, who knows what kind of crazy s--- lives down there, and what kind of shenanigans they're up to" Source
"That a commercial passenger jet can crash into it and never be found" Source
"The depths of it. Imagine if the water were clear and you were in a boat on the ocean. As someone afraid of heights, that would probably cause my brain to melt" Source
"We are polluting the entire ocean. When we have polluted and destroyed just a little bit more, and the ocean can no longer sustain higher organisms, we will all die" Source
"When my grandpa was a "sailor" when he was younger and something he did was when they landed in port him and his friends would jump off the dock and swim under the boat. one hot day as they ran towards the end of the dock to jump off they got stoped by a man who said it was to dangerus. they did not believe him. so the man through an empty can into the water a few meters from the dock and these two massive hammer head sharks swam out from under the dock to examine what fell into the water before swimming back under. moral of this story the ocean and its inhabatints can be scary" Source
"There is a lot of life that survives and thrives in places it "shouldn't" be able to" Source
"In the blink of an eye the perfect day can shift so violently that you, your vessel, and anyone else aboard may never be found" Source
"For me it is the fact that jellyfish is the real killer. You probably won't see it, but then you feel an intense pain and your body shuts down and then you drown.
People are so afraid of sharks, but this is the real threat! I think the ratio of people killed by jellyfish compared to sharks is like 1000:1" Source
"The depth of the ocean is most mind blowing, and for that very reason I'm scared of oceans(and because I don't know how to swim)" Source
"There are things in it that are huge and have 3 or more rows of teeth" Source
"Even if humans stopped completely dumping CO2 into the atmosphere (and therefore ocean) right now and for all time, it'll take 1000 years for the acidity level of the ocean to go back to what it was 50 years ago.
Humanity is pretty much f---ed" Source
"You're a silhouette to everything that can see.
No seriously, think about that. If you're swimming in the daytime d--n near everything anywhere near you can see your body, awkwardly wiggling through the water. And you can't see them. You are helpless. Blind. Exposed. Visible from absurd distances. Your attempts to swim make you look temptingling like some sort of animal born to be eaten by bigger, meaner animals.
And you'll never see it coming.
That said, I live on a coast and love being in the water! Just not swimming in the open ocean. There there be monsters" Source
"In the Pacific there are two rotating and connected groups of garbage that are each, on the surface, twice the size of Texas" Source
"Not a "fact", perse, but open water.. As an avid scuba diver, I love the ocean, but just imagine yourself floating through space, darkness always in front of you- and darkness always behind you- but in this version of space, you can only see 20 feet. In this version of space, you can't hear a thing. In this version of space, there are THINGS out in that darkness that can move faster than you, move more quietly than you, and kill you before you even see them coming. That's the open ocean" Source
"Most ships cannot survive freak waves - they denied the existence of freak waves until one was recorded at an oil rig in the north sea, as a result most ships, especially tankers and freight, are not designed to survive them. The best you can hope is that they avoid the areas they are more common" Source
"The top 10 feet of the ocean hold as much heat as our entire atmosphere"Source
"Every time a bluewhale ejaculates, 500 litres of sperm is put in the ocean - Ever tasted how salty the ocean is"Source
"There are around 10 million viruses per milliliter of surface sea water. These bacteriophages may play an important role in the carbon cycle. Our very lives might be dependent on these viruses" Source
"It is estimated that there is 1 million undiscovered species in the ocean. We have mapped Mars and Venus but not the bottom of the ocean/We know more about various planets than we do our ocean" Source
Most people in the world live on the coast. Now, the coastline has this bad habit of fluctuating over time. When the ice caps are larger, large parts of land will be revealed. Japan, for instance, hasn't been an island for very long in the geological sense, many species present in Japan just walked there from the mainland and went their separate evolutionary path when the ice caps melted and they became separated from the mainland. There are cities along the coastlines of I think every major ocean that were sunk thousands of years ago.
This also works the other way around. 53% of the world's population lives within 120 miles (less than 200 km) of a coastline. The number is expected to reach 75% by 2050. Also, the largest cities in the world are also coastal cities. Think of New York City (8,4mil) or Mumbai (~20mil).
If the ice caps continue to melt as they currently do almost all the coastal cities will be submerged or partially submerged. It's nothing new, nothing really catastrophic to the planet, is has happened numerous times in the past. Ice caps grow and melt.
No Ctulhu or shark species compares to this thought. It may not happen soon, but there will be a moment in the future where Lady Liberty's got crabs. Living in her head, I mean"Source
"The vastness of it all and the possibility that anything could still be down there. Take the Coelacanth for example. This fish was thought to have been extinct since the Late Cretaceous period and it was rediscovered during 1938 on the South African coast" Source
"The fact that all that water was brought here by comets and asteroids" Source
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