I heard oceanographer, Robert Ballard, talk for a short bit on the radio last night. He was pretty fired up about the fact that we really know very little about our oceans. I know I sure don’t know much. Here are a few things he mentioned that I found pretty cool:
1. 50% of the US lies beneath the oceans. We have better maps of Mars than of the US that lies beneath the water.
2. The largest mountain (Mid-Ocean Ridge) on the planet is underwater
3. The largest volcanoes are underwater
4. 72% of the planet is underwater
You can listen to his TED talk here