• Question: Is it true that only 10% of the ocean has been discovered?

    Asked by leahdoyle123 to Angela, Gabriele, Karen, Maria, Shane on 14 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: Shane Mc Guinness

      Shane Mc Guinness answered on 14 Nov 2013:

      Hi Leah,
      Well it turns out the figure is even LESS than that! According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association in America, we’ve only explored less than 5% of the ocean! Though we’ve mapped a lot of the areas near the land, all those deep water areas are still a complete mystery!
      Imagine that, it covers 70% of the earth and we’ve only seeing 5% of it! Who knows what’s down there.

    • Photo: Angela Stevenson

      Angela Stevenson answered on 14 Nov 2013:

      Hi Leah! you re doing great with your questions 🙂 Sadly, yes. We actually know more about the moon’s surface than we do about the ocean. 12 men have stepped foot on the moon, but only two have been to the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest part of the ocean. There are so many places in the ocean that we haven’t been to yet… 95 percent of it remains unmapped… but I m working on it 🙂 I m discovering new things about it every day, but it’s so big, it’ll take time before we discover all it’s mysterious treasures. Hope that answers your question!