8 Amazing Facts About Our Oceans
The Lowest Point On Earth Is Over 11,000 Meters Deep
Challenger Deep, located inside the Marianas Trench in the western Pacific, is the lowest point on Earth, measuring at 11,034 kilometers in depth. If we could place Mount Everest at the bottom of the trench, there would still be over a mile left above it to reach the surface.
Some Ocean Species Live In Extreme Temperatures Previously Seen As Uninhabitable
There are species of marine life that live at such extreme temperatures that we thought were previously uninhabitable. Specific species of jellies, tubeworms, crabs, and shrimp live on hydrothermal vents that reach up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit. The process of chemosynthesis converts the hydrothermal water into sugar for food.