The marvel of the oceans can be in the cold, hard, awesome facts, not just the natural poetry and the raw splendor. Here's a few examples to ponder on fascination Friday:
The lowest known point on Earth, called the Challenger Deep, is in the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean. How deep is that? If you placed Mt. Everest at the bottom of the trench there would still be over a mile of ocean above it.
Earth's longest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, which winds around the globe. It is four times longer than the Andes, Rockies, and Himalayas combined.
The top ten feet of the ocean hold as much heat as the entire atmosphere.
Editor's Note: The ocean is HUGE but we can still screw it up!
Courtesy of Marine Bio.