The Pacific Ocean.
The Daily Examiner /Photo Stephen Otton
The Pacific Ocean. The Daily Examiner /Photo Stephen Otton

NiE A World of Oceans

THEY regulate our Earth's climate, feed millions of people, and produce most of the oxygen we breathe, provide us with medicines, and are home to many plants and animals.

The world's five oceans, (listed in order of largest to smallest in area), Pacific,

Atlantic, Indian, Southern (aka Antarctic Ocean) and Arctic, are very important.

Did you know?

  • Oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface
  • Oceans absorb heat from the sun then the currents distribute the heat energy around the globe shaping our  weather and climate.
  • The oceans' water takes about 1000 years to travel all the way around the  planet.
  • The average depth of the ocean is 4267 metres. The deepest part is 11 030 metres.
  • In many parts of the world, untreated or under-treated sewage water is discharged in the ocean causing serious effect on marine and human life.

Find the homophones

Advice from the ocean

Be shore of yourself,   (sure)

Come out of your shell.

Take time to coast,

Avoid pier pressure. (peer)

Let your cares drift away,

Seas every opportunity. (seize)

Adapt to changing tides,

Surf life's rough waves.

Sea life's beauty,  (see)

Don't get tide down. (tied)

Make waves.



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