We Have not Explored 95 Percent of the Ocean

We Have not Explored 95 Percent of the Ocean

The ocean is an amazing place. It helps drive Earth’s weather, is home to a vast assortment of species, and it covers over 70% of the planet. However, despite its central positioning on Earth–for all of our reliance on the ocean–95 percent of this realm remains unexplored, unseen by human eyes. In fact, the number of experts deployed to study the ocean is not even 2% of the people deployed on land. Scientists estimate that we have explored about 5 to 7 percent of the ocean floor and about a half a percent of the ocean itself.

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