Ten (10) staggering facts about the ocean: A reminder of Allah’s (SWT) favors.
Appreciating nature is very important. It reminds us of the beauty of the universe and most importantly the favors Allah (SWT) bestowed on his creation.
Pondering on things such as oceans , forests and landscapes serves as a reminder to the beautiful creations of Allah (SWT) that are often overlooked. It is a beautiful way to renew our faith.
Here are the 10 mind-blowing facts about the Ocean;
1. Oceans cover more than 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface.
Can you believe 70 percent of the whole planet earth is made up of the ocean? which means that land takes only 30 percent. Subhanallah! what an amazing thing to ponder on. There is so much we have not explored.
2. The majority of life on Earth is aquatic
Here we all are, in the midst of generations upon generations of mankind. With a brief visit to the ocean, seeing the different types of fish, one would assume human beings are weigh larger in number than the marine species. Since 70 percent of the earth surface is made up of water then it comes as no surprise that marine species outnumber those on land. But, it’s an incredible 94 per cent of the Earth’s living species that exist within the oceans.
3. Less than five per cent of the planet’s oceans have been explored.
According to the Ocean Service, man has explored less than five per cent of Earth’s oceans. As researchers strive to discover more, we’re continually getting to know our oceans better.
4. The world’s longest mountain chain is underwater.
Earth’s longest chain of mountains, the Mid-Ocean Ridge, is almost entirely beneath the ocean, stretching across a distance of 65,000 kilometres. It’s said that this mountain chain is less explored than the surface of Venus or Mars.
5. Over 70 per cent of our planet’s oxygen is produced by the ocean.
It’s thought that between 70 and 80 per cent of the oxygen we breathe is produced by marine plants, nearly all of which are marine algae.
6-The Pacific Ocean is wider than the Moon
At its widest point, from Indonesia all the way to Colombia, the Pacific Ocean is wider than the moon quite significantly. This expanse of ocean is 12,300 miles across, which is more than five times the diameter of the moon.
7- One iceberg could supply a million people with drinking water for five year
8- Pressure at the bottom of the ocean would crush humans like an insect
In the Mariana Trench (35,802 feet below the surface), which includes the deepest point on the planet, the water pressure is eight tons per square inch. There is a reason why human beings live on earth. What ever Allah (SWT) does there must be wisdom in it.
9- Water at the bottom of the ocean is very hot
In these deepest parts of the ocean, the water temperature may only be 2º to 4º Celsius, with the exception of water coming out of hydrothermal vents in the seafloor. The water released from these vents can be up to 400º Celsius (750º Fahrenheit). The pressure in the ocean is what prevents the water from boiling
10. There’s an internet connection in the Sea
For the past few decades, according to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, submarine cables buried deep within the oceans have carried more than 97 percent of intercontinental data traffic—meaning that overseas communication is made possible by ocean-based cables.
فَبِأَيِّ آلَاءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ
“Then, which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?”
Emerald Catron; Best Life blog
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