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If all of the salt from the ocean were dried up and spread out evenly over the land continents, the salt would be about 5 feet high!
ʻŌlelo Noʻeau refer to Hawaiʻian proverbs that generally hold deep historical and cultural lessons. One example is "Ho aʻe ka ʻike heʻenalu i ka hokua o ka ʻale" which translates to "show your knowledge of surfing on top of the waves". The deeper meaning is that talking about one’s skill is not enough, only action can show it. Remember to not only show your knowledge but show your action by helping to conserve our ocean resources.
Water is an incredible molecule with a variety of qualities that facilitate life on earth. Water molecules form bonds with each other called hydrogen bonds, which allows water to stick to itself. This creates surface tension, which some insects use to walk on top of the surface of the water. This is also why it hurts when you do a belly flop!
Hawaiʻians are well known for their strong ocean voyaging heritage. Archeologists have discovered that Egyptians were also adept seafarers. The Egyptians built massive ships capable of traveling over 1000 miles. Furthermore, these ships were built to be disassembled and reassembled, because the Egyptians had to break them down and carry them 100 miles across the desert to trade goods.
Ocean phytoplankton produce at least half of the oxygen that we breathe. Though small in size they are able to produce as much oxygen as all of the land plants on earth combined. While trees and plants usually get all the credit for our oxygen, we actually should be thanking our marine plankton!
Photo: Australian Antarctic Division, Kristin Raw Polar ecosystems of the earth have significant influence on the climate of our planet and are important habitats for organisms uniquely adapted to survive in harsh conditions. Although the regions are vastly different from each other, Arctic and Antarctic systems are among the most impacted by global climate change. However, the remote nature of these areas makes scientific study of organisms and the environment difficult and expensive. Recently, two studies provide further insight into the biology and ecology of organisms in these extreme... (more)