the ocean and its priperties

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The oceans are said to be the “source of life.” The enormous, blue, calm oceans are the signatures of the planet earth. They cover nearly three-fourths of the surface of the earth. This is equal to 71 percent of the earth’s entire surface or about 361 million sq km (140 million sq mi). Its average depth is 5000 m (16,000 ft), and its total volume is about 1,347,000,000 cu km (322,300,000 cu mi). This includes the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. …

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…were made gives us a greater understanding of the lands, climate changes, and even adaptations. Everyone should take a look at the role oceans play in our lives. Bibliography BIBLIOGRAPHY Title: Oceanography – An illustrated guide Author: C.P. Summerhayes and S.A. Thorpe Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Date: 1998 Title: The Oceans Author: Don Groves Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Date: 1989 INTERNET WWW.Marinebiology.com WWW.encyclopedia.com/articles/09466.html CD ROM Microsoft Encarta 1998 Encyclopedia