Ocean circulation plays a key role in distributing solar energy and maintaining climate, by moving heat from Earth’s equator to the poles. At the ocean surface, currents are primarily driven by wind. Deep below the surface however, currents are controlled by water density, which depends on the temperature and salinity of the water. In aRead More NASA | Aquarius Ocean Circulation
The cold, seemingly endless, pitch black bottom layer of the ocean is the Abyssopelagic Zone or Abyssal Zone which extends from 13,100 feet to 19,700 feet. Three-quarters of the ocean floor lies in this zone. The water temperature is constantly near freezing and only a few creatures can be found at these bone crushing depths.Read More Deep Ocean Exploration!
[“Just a Minute” song playing] [“Just a Minute” song playing] Here at Point Reyes, you know, a big part of the visitor experience, a big part of what we’re protecting are pinnipeds–which are marine mammals–and seals, sea birds, whales, all these other sorts of large organisms that the public really gets to interact with. AndRead More Ocean Acidification at Point Reyes National Seashore
Ocean Acidification is a global-scale change in the basic chemistry of oceans that is under way now, as a direct result of the increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We are just beginning to understand the impacts of Ocean Acidification on life in the ocean. The moniker “osteoporosis of the sea,” gives you a hintRead More NOAA Ocean Acidification Demonstration
Our ocean defines our planet.It sustains us… and it is home to more than half of all life on earth today. The presence of the ocean touches every living thing… no matter where it lives… The air we breathe, and the water we consume, are ultimately linked to the seas. The ocean drives our weather…Read More ‘The ocean and us’ – BBC Earth, United Nations Ocean Conference
This episode is sponsored by NordPass. NordPass takes the stress out of remembering your passwords and provides secure access to all your online accounts. Head to Nordpass.com/SciShow to learn more. [ ♪INTRO ] Today, if you’ve got somewhere to go, you might hop in a car or even take a plane. But for centuries, aRead More This Old Sailors’ Mystery Could Help Save Swimmers
We don’t need the nightmare of a rudder failure on our next ocean passage! This boat is 44 years old and with that alone that gives me great concern about what’s going on inside of that rudder so let’s dig into it and see what we have. Hello we are Patrick and Rebecca Childress andRead More RUDDER FAILURE on an Ocean Passage? Let’s find out! (Patrick Childress Sailing #61)
– Oceans cover over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. They not only serve as the planet’s largest habitat, but also help to regulate the global climate. – The ocean is a continuous body of salt water that surrounds the continents. It is divided into four major regions: the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic. TheRead More Oceans 101 | National Geographic
You unlock this world with a deep sea submersible. At 1000 meters you’re moving into a world of both shadows and wet substance, of things and stranger things, you have just crossed into… the bathypelagic zone. Hello there land lubbers, Julian here for DNews. Until July 10, 2016 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shipRead More Why Does Deep Sea Life Look So Strange?