Oceans and Seas Map Quiz
The ocean is a large body of saltwater. It covers more than 71% of the Earth’s surface. To be specific, an ocean is a continuous body of saltwater that is contained in various large basins of the Earth’s surface. Oceans are apparent when viewed from outer space and can be easily identified as such. An ocean has an average depth of 12,100 feet. An interesting fact about the ocean is that it is large enough to cover the entire elevated surface of the land. Hence, if the Earth was reduced to a smooth sphere, there would be a continuous layer of saltwater more than 8000 feet deep.
Although the origin of the ocean is unknown, it is the reason for the life seen on this planet. It forms the carbon cycle and has a major influence on climatic changes through the hydro cycle. The ocean is a habitat of 230,000 species; however, much of the ocean remains unexplored. Experts believe that the ocean potentially hosts more than 2 million species deep within. The presence of oceans and water reservoirs is what makes the Earth unique as compared to other planets in the solar system.
The ocean mentioned above is considered to be a global ocean. With the help of oceanographers, this global ocean is divided into distinct geographic regions. Besides being aware of the general facts about oceans, it is important to be able to identify these oceans on the world map. Do you consider yourself to be an expert on all things related to oceans and seas? If we show you an ocean’s (or a sea’s) location and shape on the map, how many oceans and seas will you be able to correctly identify? Take the Oceans Map Quiz now to find out whether your oceans- and seas-related knowledge is up to the mark!