Oceans Essay

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Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that has liquid water. The ocean contains
ninety seven percent of the earth's water and covers almost three quarters of the planet.
There are four different oceans, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and the Arctic. Tides and
currents occur in all three of these oceans. Many different kinds of fish and mammals also
make their homes in these oceans. All of these oceans are connected to each other in some
way. Humans find oceans to be very interesting, beautiful, and exploring.

All oceans contain salt water and other minerals. The Pacific Ocean has the largest body
of water in it. It spreads nearly halfway around the world. The Pacific Ocean is also the
deepest ocean out of all four oceans. The Atlantic contains the second largest body of
water. Next is the Indian Ocean, which is on the borderline of being a big ocean and a
small ocean. Last is the Arctic Ocean, which by all means is the smallest ocean of them
all, and the shallowest.

Tides are common features of the ocean. Tides occur when large bodies water rise and fall,
because of the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun. Spring tides are especially
strong tides; in spite of the name they have nothing to do with the season spring. They
occur when the Earth, the sun, and the moon are in a line. Spring tides occur during the
full moon and the new moon. Neap tides are especially weak tides. They occur when the
gravitational forces of the moon and the sun are perpendicular to one another. When water
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