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CopperZepher

Well me and another person that I know were having an argument about how deep the deepest part of the ocean really is. So I did alot of Googling and research and found this:The Deepest Ocean is the Pacific Ocean.The Deepest PART of the Pacific Ocean is called the Mariana's Trench.The depth of the deepest part of the Mariana's Trench is ROUGHLY 7 miles. It's more like 6.78 miles, but alot of sites have it different.If you were to take Bainbridge Island, WA, and take the length from the very south point, to the very north point, and put it in the deepest part of the ocean, it would stick out about 3-5 miles.If you were to put an equal height of Mount Everest into the Mariana's Trench, it would be gone.Now, this was about a week ago, so I don't remember all the links and such of my sources, but here is a list of what I can remember:National GeographicWikipediaMicrosoft Encarta 2004Ask Yahoo!and various geocities, tripod, and angelfire sites.And THAT is what I learned!


jlhaslip

And did you know that there are plants and fish-type critters that live down there? Some of them use the sulphur from fissures to sustain themselves rather than oxygen. And the absense of light is overcome by using a form of radar instead of vision. Quite an interesting topic when you think about it.


floresid

Is that 7 miles from the sea level, from the ocean bottom where the tremch starts? Great topic, I knew about the tremch, but intrigued to learn the other facts.


CopperZepher

1. Yes it is true. I THINK I also heared about these creatures and stuff are the only NON-Carbon based life on the planet? Maybe I'm wrong...2. It is 7 miles from sea level. I know it seems shallow, but trust me, you have a better chance of surviving in Space without a suit or anything... Billions of gallons of water over your head, you would be crushed into like nothing. You can survive in Space for 30 seconds without oxygen, because after that, you will either freeze, or breathe in and die. There is no air, nor is there pressure. Your lungs must be completely empty in order for it to work... Don't try this at home!! lol


BordaForx

It's funny how an arguement can turn educational.Also: I never knew that. Quite interesting.


pn4yy_bebe

thats interesting....this is very educational =D


TiKiRoKhaN

I live in california, near the coast. I mean darn that water can get cold, like he said about the pacific ocean, alot of interestin things ^^. But from that I learned a few things I never knew b4


Lozbo

I was watching something about this on discovery channel, and how the creatures and plants that lived there managed to survive, and actually, this sulfure substances power this things up, but i dont understand what they do to support all this pressure, their bodys, muscles and bones or whatever they have must be hard as hell...


amhso

yeah. lots of bacteria are down there since they can live in extreme conditions. well i dont like the ocean much. lozbo, just an idea, maybe if you took a living being from the bottom to the top...and they'd pop...from no pressure, just like we'd pop if we went into space.


fffanatics

Do you what else is interesting. We know more about outer space then we know about our own oceans. Like yes we know a fair amount about what lives and relatively shallow areas of the ocean but very little is know about the deepest depths of the ocean like this trench. The reason is that the pressure is so great we have not been able to accomplish the task of getting there plus it seems that funding for those expeditions is lacking thus it is hard to accomplish this.


unicornrose

I have watched a few videos and specials about the ocean and the deep parts. One of the other ways that some animals and plants that live down there is they use bioluminesence. In particular some of them use the light to attract their prey so they can eat it. hehe. Its very difficult to study such animals because when bringing them to the surface they are so delicate and you have to try to keep them in a pressurized container if you are going to bring them up to the surface. What is interesting about some of those creatures is they are very simular to most creatures that live up top. The differance often lies not in hardness so much as how the chemicals that make up their bodies are structured.. Most chemical compounds have more than one way they bond and are shaped. These are called chemical isomers. Depending on the shape and the bond also depends on how stable they are and how strong they are.


JC05

I think that the trench is very interesting! But i'm sure we do know more about the universe than the ocean. I mean, we allready want to go live on mars!


keseldude92

The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on Earth that is surrounded by the Ring of Fire. It is also the deepest ocean with many trenches. Many sea creatures live there that we are not aware of. Maybe there is an entire civilization at the bottom of the ocean that is superior to ours. I guess we won't know until someone acutally makes something that can withstand all of the pressure of the ocean.


midnightvamp

Wow.... I certainly learned a lot of good stuff in this thread that I never even really thought about before. I never thought of something from that deep not being able to survive without the pressure from below. But that totally makes sense. I think the next book I find to read might just have to be something about the oceans. Thanks for an interesting (and educational) topic!


Panzer

Well.... Its true!My Dad is a geologist and not too long ago he did some work near there and he told be about it. The tallest mountain in the world actually is in the Pacific Ocean as well, its taller than Mt Everest. But since its submerged it doesnt really "count"


matto

Yeah, I learned about this earlier in the school year in my Marine Science class. Quite interesting.

Do you what else is interesting. We know more about outer space then we know about our own oceans. Like yes we know a fair amount about what lives and relatively shallow areas of the ocean but very little is know about the deepest depths of the ocean like this trench. The reason is that the pressure is so great we have not been able to accomplish the task of getting there plus it seems that funding for those expeditions is lacking thus it is hard to accomplish this.

I wouldn't say that... In fact, I'd say quite the opposite! We know hardly anything at all about Outer Space, we just have unproven theories that should be true if so and so is true, which is only true if so and so is true. There's no way we can actually find out, which is not the case for Oceans as they are close to being in our grasp.

iGuest

what plants live in the pacific ocean?The Pacific Ocean

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kleong

Ya, I have read about it before. The first thing that came to my mind, we will be in for a lot of surprises should we ever see some of the sea creatures that live in some depth. Taking a swipe at people who stand by scientific proves, they will be shocked out of their lives for science cant prove anything much about them at this time.


networker

At least they are now able to get cameras to go a lot deeper than they could before, which is probably one of the reasons we are seeing new pictures of undiscovered sea creatures all the time. I mean, something like the mega mouth shark isa fairly new discovery. It boggles the imagination to think of what they could find.Maybe there are some giant monsters down there. Really creepy things. What's also interesting is that the ocean really is very shallow compared to the diameter of the earth. Seven miles is nothing really. As much as I expected much deeper it's still a daunting thought though.


kleong

But i thought came to mine when I was revisiting the thread. What would be the temperature at the bottom of the trench. Should be very cold because that area, the sunlight will never reach. But then, it is nearer to the core of the Earth which contain molten rocks so it should be hot?



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