Fun Facts about the Ocean to Astound and Amaze

Source: Various - January 23, 2014 in Science/Tech

Highest tides in the world are in Bay of Fundy – at some times of the year the different in high time and low tide is 16.3 m.
Pressure at deepest point in ocean is more than 11,318 tons /sq m or equivalent 1 person trying to support 50 jumbo jets.
Lowest point of earth is called Challenger Deep.
Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water.

Venom of a stonefish can kill a human in 2 hours.
An octopus will eat its own arm and leg if it gets really hungry.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
A whale penis is called a dork.
Dolphins sleep with 1 eye open.
A jelly fish is 95% water.
If you keep a goldfish in a dark room they eventually turn white.
Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time.
And adult blue whales heart beats about 6 times per minute.
‎One in 500 Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
All oysters are born males but may change gender.
Octopus testicles are located in his head.
The flounder swims sideways.
Tunas will suffocate if they stop swimming.
A candlefish is so oily that is was once burned for fuel.
Nearly 3 percent of ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
‎Catfish have over 2700 taste buds – rank it No. 1 animal for most taste buds.
Pea crabs are smallest crabs in the world – they are size of a pea.
Sail fish is the fastest fish, reaching speeds 68.mph.
Sharks are immune to all known diseases.

Stars fish and jelly fish are not fish.
Although fang tooth fish are about an inch long they have teeth size of humans.
Seahorses are only fish that swim upright.
Electric eels and rays have enough electricity to kill a horse.
Oldest fish hook found dates 42000 years ago.
Saltwater fish need to drink more than fresh water fish.
A fish does not add new scales but scales increase in size as it grows.
On average flying fish can glide 160 ft but have been known to glide 660 ft
There are about 32,000 fish species in world today and new species are being found every day.
A female sunfish can lay 300 million eggs a year.

A whale shark has over 4000 teeth, each only about 3 mm long.
The heart of a blue whale is about size of a small car.
An octopus has 3 hearts.

Tsunamis speed across the sea at up to 500 miles (805 kilometers) an hour—about as fast as a jet.
In deep ocean, tsunami waves may appear only a foot or so high.

Fish in polluted lakes lose their sense of smell.
A startled hagfish can release more than 5 gallons of defensive slime.

Source:  Marinebio.org; Sweetfacts.webs.com; Random history.com; Funshun.com; National Geographic; Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop. 


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