Fun Ocean Facts

Fun Ocean Facts
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In this article, we will talk about some fun ocean facts, like the fastest fish, the highest tides, the biggest seaweed, the slowest fish, and why the ocean is blue.

The first submarine was made in 1720 by Yefim Nikonov on commission from the Tsar of Russia.

The biggest island in the world is Greenland, discovered in 982 by Erik the Red. It is part of the Danish Realm.

Town of Aasiaat (Greenland) during winter season. Photo by Filip Gielda - Visit Greenland
Photo by Visit Greenland / Unsplash

Canada has the longest coastline in the world. It is between 202,080 and 265,523 kilometers long.

There are 15,000 to 40,000 species of ocean fish, but most people believe 25,000.

Matthew Maury is considered the father of oceanography.

The average ocean temperature (in 2020) is 17 ˚C.

The ocean is blue because sunlight bounces off particles and makes it that color.

The only difference between a hurricane and a typhoon is that hurricanes occur in the North Atlantic and typhoons form in the Northwest Pacific.

Giant Hurricane Space
Photo by NASA / Unsplash

Seafoam is made because of the agitation of the water.

The highest tides in the world occur in the Bay of Fundy, in Canada, where they can be up to 50 feet high.

The Indian Ocean is the warmest ocean in the world.

A scientist who studies fish is called an ichthyologist.

The largest fish in the world is the whale shark, some can grow to 18.8 meters long.

The fastest fish is the Black Marlin, which can reach speeds of 129 km/h!

The slowest fish is the dwarf seahorse at the blazing speed of 152 cm/h.

Photo by Jules Marvin Eguilos / Unsplash

The pea crab is the smallest crab in the world and is the size of a pea.

The largest seaweed is the Giant Kelp, which can grow to be 100 feet tall!

I would like to research more about Greenland because I would like to go there one day.