April 21, 2017

Top 10 Facts About Arctic Ocean

By BUDDY In FACTS, TRAVEL, World

we will tell you about the top Arctic Ocean Facts.

1.The Arctic is covered by sea ice 2 to 3 meters (6 to 9 feet) thick.Earth’s the North Pole is covered by floating pack ice (sea ice) over the ocean if all the ice melted it would increase sea level about 24 feet.

 

Arctic Ocean Facts

 

2.The Arctic Ocean’s low evaporation, large freshwater inflow and its limited connection to other oceans it has the lowest salinity of all oceans. Its salinity varies depending on the ice covers freezing and melting.it is one of the amazing Arctic Ocean Facts.

 

Arctic Ocean Facts

 

 

3.There are 4 whale species in the Arctic Ocean including the bowhead whale, grey whale, narwhal, and beluga whale.There are six seal species living in the Arctic Ocean including the bearded seal, ribbon seal, ringed seal, harp seal, and the hooded seal.

 

Arctic Ocean animals

 

4.Polar ice doesn’t melt and can be as thin as 2 meters in the summer and 50 meters thick in the winter months. Fast ice is the ice that forms during the winter around the pack ice and land around the Arctic Ocean.Pack ice is a large area of floating ice formed over a period of many years and consisting of pieces of ice driven together by the wind, current.It is one of the interesting Arctic Ocean Facts.

 

Arctic Ocean Facts

 

5.One fascinating species found only in the Arctic is the narwhal, often referred to as the ‘unicorn of the sea’.Male narwhals have a straight tusk projecting from the front of their head that can grow to over 3m in length.

 

Arctic Ocean Facts

 

6. Earth’s Tilt Is the Reason for the Seasons, Summer happens in the hemisphere tilted towards the Sun, and winter happens in the hemisphere tilted away from the Sun. for at least one day a year, there’s an entire day of darkness in this freezing region — and also a full day of sunshine.

 

Arctic Ocean Facts

 

7.‘Arctic’ comes from ‘arktikos’, the Greek for ‘bear’. The reason is that Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation, is seen in the northern sky.The Arctic is located at the northernmost part of our planet. Scientists usually define the Arctic as the area above the ‘Arctic Circle’ — an imaginary line that circles around the top of the globe.

 

Arctic Ocean Facts

 

8.When the ice of the Ocean melts it releases nutrients and organisms into the water which promotes the growth of algae. The algae feed zooplankton which serves as food for the sea life.More fish species are found in the Ocean than anywhere else in the world.

 

Arctic Ocean map

 

 

9.Approximately 25% of the undiscovered petroleum is believed to be located in the Ocean.The ocean Circle has 90 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil (and 44 billion barrels of natural gas liquids ) in 25 geologically defined areas thought to have the potential for petroleum.

 

Arctic Ocean map

 

10.Polar bears live in the ArcticPolar bears have black skin and although their fur appears white, it is actually transparent.It is the largest carnivore (meat eater) that lives on land.Polar bears use sea ice as a platform to hunt seals.Seals make up most of a polar bears diet.

 

Arctic Ocean Facts

 

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