Mother Ocean Day is on May 10, and we are getting ready to celebrate this special day. Three-quarters of the Earth is covered by the ocean. It is in the ocean that the first organic life started. Rain, oxygen, climate, food, salt, other minerals, e.t.c. are all examples of gifts that we regularly get from the ocean. In short, life on Earth would not be possible without the blessing of the ocean. The ocean can also show its violent nature when needed. We are celebrating the day to appreciate these gifts that we receive.
History of Mother Ocean Day
Have you ever wondered what the Earth would be like without the ocean? How would life be, or would there even be life? Scientists are not sure how water came to Earth but they know it has been around for four billion years. The oceans have seen it all: the formation of continents, the day of creation, volcanic rage, tectonic plate battles, the split of continents, reptile evolution, extinction events, mammalian conquest, and human blunders and legends. It is one of the oldest things on Earth. It was there before humans came, and it will be there long after our time.
The ocean is also an enigma that refuses to share its inner workings. We’ve explored higher percentages of cosmic bodies than we’ve explored the depths of the ocean. The ocean is the source of most of the oxygen that we breathe and the rain we get. Without the ocean, the climate as we know it today would not exist. Most of human history can be easily understood by understanding the sea routes we took in the past. Our explorations through the vast oceans increased our willpower and our drive to create and innovate. The ocean is also home to the largest ecosystem on Earth, with one-quarter of all life calling it home. Mother Ocean Day is a day dedicated to appreciating the importance of the oceans on our planet. The day was founded by the South Florida Kayak Fishing Club.
Mother Ocean Day timeline
The first sailing ships set out to explore the unknown expanse of the ocean.
The French Navy start using submarines and the ocean depths are no longer dark to us.
The first scuba expeditions to discover deep-sea life are undertaken.
The Challenger Deep reaches the deepest southern part of the Mariana Trench.
Mother Ocean Day FAQs
How many gallons of water are in the ocean?
The ocean has about 343 quintillion gallons of water in it.
Which is the deepest ocean?
The Pacific Ocean is the deepest ocean on Earth.
Can the ocean freeze?
Yes, but at lower temperatures. Freshwater freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas seawater freezes at about 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to Observe Mother Ocean Day
Go for a swim
Today is the best day to go for a swim in the ocean. Please only do this if you know how to swim; otherwise, enjoy yourself on the beach. Let your body feel the ocean and the adventure it offers.
Clean a beach
Once you have had your fun, you will notice all the trash on the beach. Arrange a campaign to clean the beach and rid it of all the plastic waste that is scattered. Install signboards imploring people not to litter there.
Go for a scuba dive
The next stage is to explore the depths. Yet again, please don't do this alone. Prioritize safety over adventure. Explore the depths as much as you can.
5 Facts About Ocean That Will Blow Your Mind
Light can only penetrate 330 feet under the water, and hence most of the ocean is always dark.
The deepest canyon
Zhemchug Canyon under the Bering Sea is the deepest canyon on Earth and it’s 2,500 feet deeper than the Grand Canyon.
Water coming out of the hydrothermal vents can be up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit.
The longest mountain range
The Mid-Oceanic Ridge is the longest mountain range on Earth and is 40,390 miles long.
Wider than the Moon
The expanse of the Pacific Ocean is 12,300 miles across, which is five times larger than the diameter of the moon.
Why Mother Ocean Day is Important
It highlights the importance of the ocean
The day highlights how important the ocean is for sustaining life. It is a perfect day to teach the next generation about the importance of the ocean to life on Earth.
It promotes conservation efforts
We are polluting the oceans every day and we are threatening the oceanic ecosystem. We must protect the precious oceans and stop the pollution that we are causing.
Life on Earth depends on it
Without the oceans, there would not be life as we know it today. Our climate and resources depend on the health of the Ocean.
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