How large are the world's oceans?

  1. If all the irregularities on the earth’s surface were to be smoothed out, such that there are no more holes or dents above or below the water, then the entire earth would be filled up with water which would be 12,000 ft deep.
  2. The ocean contains so much salt that if you take out the salt and spread evenly on all the land of the earth, then you will have a 500 ft thick salt layer.
  3. Pacific Ocean is as large as all the others Atlantic, Arctic, and Indian Ocean combined together.
  4. Sea water contains 38 pounds of gold per cubic mile.
  5. Everything goes into the ocean, in the end. Oceans are the greatest sink of the planet. That means, all the sediments of rocks, all the rivers, debris with them, wind-blown dust, volcanic debris, everything.

    It’s said to have a 10,000 ft of death bed of marine life’s skeletons. Below them is another bed of debris, which now is turned to rocks, due to immense pressure over the passage of time.
  6. You can sink the entire Mount Everest (29,0299 ft) into the Mariana Trench (deepest place on the earth - 36,200 ft).

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Do you think we will ever be able to examine every single piece of ocean bottom? Does this idea seem exciting?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Eileen Dunn
Being a diver,the oceans, feel like home,no ,matter how vast they are. Great article.Thank you.
Apr 29, 2019 6:17PM
I wonder if the sea water that pass through the desalination plant will end up deposit some gold to be found besides tons of salt extracted.
Mar 31, 2019 11:49PM
Very intrestine and amazin.
Mar 7, 2019 9:55PM
Barbara Ann Duncalf
Good info!
Feb 13, 2019 5:49AM
Graham Hager
Jan 30, 2019 5:10PM
Lynne Cage
Wow 😲 informative
Jan 22, 2019 12:43AM
Carol Bruyere
great info
Nov 26, 2018 4:58PM
That's big!!
Oct 27, 2018 5:18PM
WOW! An amazing informative trivia. Thank you.
Oct 2, 2018 2:45AM
Janaki Yelwal
Very interesting and informative tq
Sep 29, 2018 8:16PM
Cora Cruz
Very interesting!
Sep 29, 2018 6:27PM
Carol Iriart-Rose
Learned some very interesting new things
Sep 23, 2018 9:38PM
Jannis Blackburn
Very interesting. Thanks for information Never knew that.
Sep 6, 2018 4:20PM
fascinating...humans are so puny...
Aug 12, 2018 4:38PM
Alireza Mohtashami
So we should never worry about shortage of salt.
Aug 6, 2018 6:54PM

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