Adventure Through The Deep Sea

Kate Thurman

Where In the Deep Sea Can I go?

The ocean floor. The ocean floor in the deep sea is a beautiful place to visit. There are many different things below the surface that many don't get the chance to experience. You can visit the Sunlight zone, Twilight zone, and the Midnight zone. To discover the most beautiful things you will have to go deeper into the depths of the sea.
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What Does It Feel Like In the Deep Sea?

The average temperature in the twilight zone is 45 degrees at 1,000 meters. In the midnight zone it's about 32 degrees or less. The average density is about 1.028. The average pressure is 250 atmospheres at 2500 meters. The average salinity at the depths of the ocean are about 34.9-55 at 1500 to 4000 meters.

What Should You Expect To See On The Ocean Floor?

On the seafloor you should expect to see many different cool land features, living organisms, and non-living organisms. Some land features you might see are abyssal plains which is a majority of the ocean floor and is just flat land. You may also see mid-ocean ridges which look like mountains or may have volcanoes. Be careful of the trenches though! You don't wanna get caught there and go over 10,000 meters below! Living and non-living organisms that you should expect to see in the deep sea are phytoplankton and zooplankton. Some of the dominant animals that live in the deep sea are giant squid, viper fish, gulper eel, angular fish, and dragonfish.
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All About Science

Some gyres in the deep sea is the North Pacific gyre, North Atlantic gyre, Indian Ocean gyre, South Pacific gyre, and the South Atlantic gyre. All of the main gyres are found in the deep sea. Upwelling can affect organisms in the deep sea in a positive way and negative way. When the upwelling is increasing the nutrients can be moved to different zones in the ocean helping fish and giving them the food they need. When upwelling stops the nutrients aren't being sent to the other zones which kills fish and causes them to migrate to unknown areas. There are invasive species in the deep sea such as Green Crab, Killer Algae, Sea Walnut, Zebra Mussel, etc. Resources found in the deep sea are rare minerals of elements,and many different minerals that aren't found on land. Humans impact the deep sea by dumping, polluting, mining, fisheries, nuclear waste and CO2 injections. Things that can be done to help protect the deep sea is to watch how much CO2 you release into the air, make sustainable seafood, use fewer plastic products, and take care of the beaches.

Deep Sea Oceans To Visit

Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Southern Ocean, and the Indian Ocean

Things To Pack

1.) Clothes for hotel time

2.) Swimsuit

3.) Life vest (if you expect to stay at the top before you go down under)

4.) Sun screen if you want a tan before you go deep into the ocean

5) Snorkeling gear

6.) Don't forget the oxygen tank you spent $500 on!!