WORLD OCEAN DAY
On June 8th, people around the world celebrate the one thing that connects us all – the ocean. Even though there are different names in different locations, it really is one big body of water on our planet.
The ocean covers over 70 % of the earth’s surface. It contains about 94% of the world’s wildlife.
The world’s largest mountain range – the Mid-Oceanic Ridge – is found underwater and is over 40,000 miles long.
Only about 5% of the ocean’s floor has been mapped, leaving lots of undersea exploration still to be done.
It’s not too late to plan a beach vacation and have your own Ocean Day celebration.
This Teesdale map of world with its blue ocean(s) is from 1831.
Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.
Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.