- from Oceans
The ocean is a great place for summer fun. You can find shells, ride waves, snorkel, and surf there. You can also build sand castles, fly kites, and picnic on the sand.
But the ocean is a lot more than that.
Oceans are full of things we need. These include food, from fish to seaweed. Oceans also give us salt, fertilizers, and sand and gravel for building. Did you know we get dyes and minerals from the ocean? On top of that, we find natural gas in oceans, and about one-quarter of the world’s oil, too.
All through history, the ocean has given adventurers a chance to find 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 see amazing sights. These include 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. No matter how you see the ocean, it is an essential part of life. Pull on a wet suit and some flippers! Come surf the seas with Kids Discover. The trip will be unforgettable.