Salmon is called the king of fish. Is there a king of the sea? A sea-king (sækonungr) in the Norse sagas is generally a title given to a powerful Viking chieftain, even though the term sea-king may sometimes predate the Viking age. … There the original line of ‘kings’ ofRead More →

“People shouldn’t swim in it,” he said. “You’ll usually find a lot of sea snakes in the foam, they seem to be attracted to it.” IT IS created by impurities in the ocean, such as salts, natural chemicals, dead plants, decomposed fish and excretions from seaweed. Can you breathe inRead More →

Horizon Deep in the Tonga Trench. Von Damm Vent Field. Carter Seamount. Silfra fissure. Are there parts of the ocean unexplored? More than 80% of the ocean remains unexplored. And because it’s difficult to protect what we don’t know, only about 7% of the world’s oceans are designated as marineRead More →

No towers, no signals. That means when you’re flying over large bodies of water, above mountains, or passing over countries with cell towers that restrict WiFi access, you probably won’t get any WiFi. So, what about satellites? The big dome-shaped antenna on top of the plane will pick up signalsRead More →

The answer is very simple: Yes, it is ok to dive during your period and there is no evidence that your chances of being attacked by a shark increase (see more from Divers Alert Network). Is it safe to swim in the ocean on your period? Myth: It’s not safeRead More →

Ocean acidification is a global threat to the world’s oceans, estuaries, and waterways. It is often called “climate change’s evil twin” and is projected to grow as carbon dioxide continues to be emitted into the atmosphere at record-high levels. Is ocean acidification caused by humans? The culprit behind the acidificationRead More →

Coccolithophores. Coccolithophores are generally regarded as calcareous scale-bearing marine algae, 2.0–75.0 μm in cell diameter. They belong to the haptophytes, a group of chlorophyll a + c algae possessing a unique organelle, the haptonema, in addition to two smooth flagella. What do coccolithophores do? Coccolithophores, which are considered to beRead More →

The benthic environment is divided into a number of distinctive ecological zones based on depth, seafloor topography, and vertical gradients of physical parameters. These are the supralittoral, littoral, sublittoral, bathyal, abyssal, and hadal zones. What are the three zones in the benthic environment? The benthic zone is subdivided into differentRead More →

The ocean appears to be in chemical equilibrium; that is, the proportion and amounts of dissolved salts per unit volume of ocean are nearly constant and have been so for millions of years. So, no, the ocean is not getting saltier and this is because the processes that add andRead More →

The ocean has an average depth of approximately 3.7 kilometres (or 2.3 miles). A calculation from satellite measurements in 2010 put the average depth at 3,682 metres (12,080 feet). How much of the world is ocean? The ocean is a huge body of saltwater that covers about 71 percent ofRead More →