Beautiful Photos in Honor of World Oceans’ Day

Oceans touch everyone in the world, even when you're landlocked.
The view of Garachico, Tenerife, SpainImage Source: Diego Delso on Wiki Commons

Around 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by ocean.

The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the word’s oceans. The Pacific Ocean covers around 30 percent of the Earth’s surface.

Gulls at Morro Strand State Beach. Image Source: Mike Baird on Flickr

The Pacific Ocean is surrounded by the Ring of Fire, a ring of volcanoes.

Rainbows over the Pacific. Image Source: US Navy

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world’s oceans, covering around 21 percent of the Earth’s surface.

A blue whale in the Arctic Ocean. Image Source: AWeith on Wiki Commons

Oceans contain about 320 million cubic miles (1.35 billion cubic kilometers) of water.

Pacific Ocean near the Baja California Peninsula. Image Source: Antti Lipponen on Flickr

The Earth’s oceans contain about 97 percent of the Earth’s water.

The coast of the Indian Ocean outside of Mogadishu, Somalia. Image Source: Simisa on Wiki Commons

Humans have documented more of Space than they have of the ocean’s floor.

Fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean. Image Source: Wiki Commons

Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the ocean, stands 33,400 feet high.

The sunset over Baia da Ribeira. Image Source: Wiki Commons

Ocean and seawater are salty because they contain ions and minerals washed away from rocks on land.

Image Source: Ed Dunens on Flickr

Humans set foot on the Moon before they touched the bottom of the Mid-Oceanic Mountain Ridge.

Image Source: Brocken Inaglory on Wiki Commons

Fifty percent of the land jurisdiction of the United States is underwater.

Image Source: Hans Hillewaerton on Wiki Commons

Humans have explored less than five percent of the world’s oceans.

Icebergs in Antarctica. Image Source: Liam Quinn on Flickr