Posts Tagged ‘ Ocean ’

Why do ocean appears blue?

Oct 7th, 2008 | By

Sunlight is made up of different colors that are rainbow colors: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red. When sunlight falls on water some part of it is reflected back and other enters the ocean. The light gets scattered after entering the ocean by ripples and other particles in it. Oxygen present in the deep
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How deep is the Pacific Ocean?

Sep 25th, 2008 | By

Pacific Ocean is the largest of all the water bodies on the earth. It has got its name from a Latin word “Mare Pacificum” which means “peaceful sea” given by Ferdinand Magellan a Portuguese explorer. Pacific Ocean is 12999 meters deep. The deepest point in the Pacific Ocean is in the Mariana Trench. It is
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What causes an ocean trench?

Sep 3rd, 2008 | By

The ocean trenches are narrow topographic depressions in the sea. These trenches form the deepest points in the ocean and are the lowest points on earth. These trenches are formed at a particular place of plate boundary which is known as subduction zone. It happens to form when a plate in ocean hits another ocean
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Why is the ocean salty?

Aug 13th, 2008 | By

Everybody has different stories and mythological beliefs that why ocean is salty but scientific reason behind it is that some carbon dioxide is dissolved in the rain from the surroundings and water becomes slightly acidic because carbonic acid is formed with carbon dioxide and water. This acidic water causes erosion on the rocks and carries
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