A lot of people love visiting the beach and playing in the water. It’s also found that the beach and the seawater have a lot of beneficial attributes. So, it’s not bad for someone to spend some time at the beach or even live in a house near a beach. However, I don’t think people are aware of just how scary the ocean can be. The ocean covers up 71% of the earth and 96.5% of all earth’s water is held in our oceans. There is still more than 80% of the ocean that’s unexplored. So, who knows what is lurking down there? So here’s a little bit about the ocean that might make you think twice before you go for any scuba diving holidays:
We Know More About Outer Space
It is estimated that less than 10% of the oceans on Earth have been discovered. Scientists have made more researches about outer space. We know more about the moon than we do about the dark secrets that are yet to be revealed about the ocean.
Past 400: Darkness
Light can only penetrate through 330 feet of water. So if you happen to be diving and somehow go past 400 feet, you’d be swimming in complete darkness. This is also the reason why most of our planet is in a constant state of darkness. These dark areas of the ocean are divided into Abyssal Zones, hence, abyss. Each zone has it’s own unique characteristics like different pressures, biodiversity and temperature.
A New Friend Every Day
Yes, we are constantly finding new species of fish or creatures that dwell in the depths of the ocean. A few good examples are the fangtooth, frilled shark, the goblin shark and the basking shark. These creatures look as scary as they sound and honestly, I would not want to come face-to-face with them while I’m taking a dip in the ocean.
Oceans Are The Root Of Hurricanes
Anytime hurricanes sprout and hit land, we know it’s not gonna end well. In 2017, over 100 people died due to a few hurricanes.
One Of The Deadliest Animals Is Practically Invisible
I’m talking about jellyfish. They are small and they don’t chase you as a shark would but they are deadlier than sharks. They are practically invisible when they’re in the water and their strong venom might strike you when you least expect it. Bonus …