- from Oceans
The ocean provides tons of summer fun. It’s a place to collect shells, ride waves, snorkel, scuba dive, and surf. You can also build sand castles, fly kites, picnic, and catch some rays on the beach.
But the ocean is a lot more than that.
Oceans provide many useful products. These include food, from fish to seaweed. Oceans also give us salt, fertilizers, sand and gravel for construction, dyes, and minerals. On top of that, we find natural gas in oceans, and about one-quarter of the world’s oil.
All through history, the ocean has given adventurers a chance to discover new lands. People have long sailed the seas to exchange goods and ideas. Today, ocean-goers can still explore. Cruise ships take people to remote areas. Along the way, they offer some amazing sights, like blue whales, seals, manta rays, and more.
For the Greek writer Homer, the ocean was “the source of all.” For Sir Isaac Newton, it was the place where truth lay, undiscovered. Whether you view the ocean as a symbol or in practical terms, it is an essential part of life. Pull on a wet suit and some flippers, and come surf the seas with Kids Discover. The trip promises to be unforgettable.