7 Things We Don’t Know About the Ocean

7 Things We Don’t Know About the Ocean

The ocean covers 70% of the planet, but humans still don’t know very much about it. In this episode, Hank discusses seven mysterious ocean topics.

Hosted by: Hank Green
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Sources:
The Ocean Floor
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/just-how-little-do-we-know-about-the-ocean-floor/
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/exploration.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-27/deep-sea-volcanoes-discovered-in-search-for-mh370/5774122
http://www.nature.com/news/gravity-map-uncovers-sea-floor-surprises-1.16048
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/346/6205/65
https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/bathymetry/predicted/explore.HTML#sat_alt
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/01/14/gravity_map_of_the_ocean_floor_reveals_new_features.html

Beneath the Seafloor
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/349/6246/420
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/349/6246/376
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/07/its-going-pluto-and-seeing-mcdonalds
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131208085304.htm

Brine Pools
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/02mexico/background/brinepool/brinepool.html
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/playing-in-a-deep-sea-brine-pool-is-fun-as-long-as-you-re-an-rov-video/
http://www.nautiluslive.org/blog/2014/07/08/brine-pool-dive-overview
http://www.joyeresearchgroup.uga.edu/research/deep-sea-extreme-environments/cold-seeps/brine-seeps/brine-seep-microbial-observatory

Milky Seas
http://biolum.eemb.ucsb.edu/organism/milkysea.html
http://aem.asm.org/content/72/4/2295.full
http://www.nrl.navy.mil/content_images/07FA6.pdf
http://www.pnas.org/content/102/40/14181.full.pdf
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-19/sea-sparkles-put-on-sensational-light-show-in-southern-tasmania/6480996

Unidentified Sounds
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/tools/acoustics/acoustics.html
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-11/29/bloop-mystery-not-solved-sort-of
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/acoustics/
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/acoustics/sounds/upsweep.html
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/acoustics/sounds/bloop.html

The 52Hz Whale
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/acoustics/whales/sounds/sounds_52blue.html

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/maybe-worlds-loneliest-whale-isnt-so-isolated-after-all-180955005/?no-ist
http://www.slate.com/blogs/wild_things/2014/08/27/_52_blue_the_loneliest_whale_in_the_world.html

Abyssal Gigantism
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FA%3A1012336823275
http://www.zmescience.com/science/biology/deep-sea-giant-creature/
https://universe-review.ca/R10-35-metabolic.htm
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/215/12/1995

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20 Responses

  1. GameSquid says:

    Spongebob was scientifically accurate all along!

  2. Yoonis Abdulakdir says:

    This guy was a guest on Good Mythical Morning (GMM)

  3. Arjit Mehra says:

    I’ve always wondered how it would look like without any water. Not that I
    wish that happens, but just looking down there would be fascinating!

  4. Elisapeta Fiaola says:

    The ocean floor is the surface of hell

  5. Siddhartha Tandon says:

    Curious as to why someone would thumbs down this video! I loved it!

  6. attack says:

    So when are we building qn underwater city?

  7. Артём Водоватов says:

    There are alien bases in some of the deepest parts of the ocean. Perfect
    hiding place from humans.

  8. Tom Kuklinski says:

    good video!

  9. Vinnay says:

    your talking about science stuff but show a guy standing instead cool
    graphs n facts

  10. miiirtiii says:

    when the 52 blue whale sound played my dog woke up and was super alarmed
    and she’s still siting by the window trying to figure out what’s going on
    :/

  11. poqari says:

    i need more videos about whales! i’ve been fascinated about whales and
    jellyfishes since i was a kid ; u ;

  12. Poop Master says:

    is it revolution of high pressured or the first of all the evolution? for
    the last mystery anyway

  13. SubliminalMinstrel says:

    Why couldn’t deep sea gigantism be a combination of A, B and C? Any animal
    that survives in those extreme environment maybe needs all three to do so.

  14. Gyan Anjali says:

    my musixmath found a song named same as title of video.

  15. jortjuuuuuh says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but 52 Hertz is still a really low tone, right?
    Like a G#1. That didn’t sound like a G#1

  16. Berdthday Boy says:

    Where can I submit questions to SciShow?

  17. Eric Taylor says:

    #7 I would think being small would make you better at resisting pressure.

  18. beakybug says:

    Yesssss. This was FASCINATING. One of my favorite Sci Show episodes ever!

  19. James A Clouder says:

    Get a load of big ocean… WE KNOW YOU’RE HIDING ALIENS DOWN THERE!

  20. roroxthegreat says:

    The Ocean is so awesome, it’s like a whole different planet!