Touring the Deep Sea

By Elijah Wasson

Where Will You Be Going?

You will be visiting the deep sea, the area at the very bottom of the ocean, about 3,000 feet below the water's surface.

What is it like and what will you need?

-Average Temperature: 45°F

-Average Density: 1.028 kg/m

-Average Pressure: 1013.25 Mb

-Average Salinity: 34.8

Your Packing List:

1. Clothes

2. Waterproof Camera

3. Snacks for the Road

4. Scuba Suit

5. Water Bottle

6. Fishing Poles

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What is down there?

Land Features:

1. Continental Slope

2. Abyss

3. Abyssal Plain

4. Guyot

5. Ocean Trench

Living Organisms:

1. Squid

2. Angler Fish

3. Starfish

Non-Living Organisms:

1. Salt

2. Rocks/Sand

3. Sea Shells

4. Oil/Trash

All About Science

Tides do not affect organisms in the deep sea because at depths greater than half the wavelength, the tide strength is not has hard so it cannot move/affect organisms at the very bottom of the ocean.

Some invasive species that are in the ocean are:

  • Green Crab
  • Killer Algae
  • Sea Walnut
  • Zebra Mussel

Some resources that are found in the deep sea include: salt, sand, gravel, manganese, copper, nickel, iron, cobalt, and crude oil.

Humans impact the ocean by fishing, coastal development, and pollution. Pollution includes oil, or other wastes, and trash. Humans also impact the ocean in many other ways.

Some things that can be done to protect the ocean are to reduce energy consumption, user fewer plastic products, take care of the beaches, and don't fish unless you plan to let the captured fish go.