Amocean brings the oceans closer to you!
The oceans are vast, they are deep, they cover about 70 % of Earth's surface. They provide food, transport routes, and medical compounds. They are a place to relax and enjoy. We only know a tiny bit about what happens in oceans, about the life forms in them and their interactions. As if this wasn't enough already, the sea interacts with the land and the atmosphere. All are closely connected and need in many cases to be considered together.
There is an enormous amount of research going on, and accordingly every week thousands of research papers are published. Some of that knowledge, basic and cutting edge research, we bring to you, in videos, articles, and infographics.
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They are for sure marine biology icons: the green turtle Chelonia mydas. Portrait on a t-shirts and mugs, important design element of Hawaii shirts, their plush selves being sold by the dozen in tourist traps. But how much do you actually know about them? Do you know that the babies go travelling on a "lost year" of unknown duration and destination? Do you know that they know how deep they want to dive, before they go down? Do you know how perfectly neutrally buoyant they can stay, no matter if in 2 m or 20 m oder 40 meter depths?
We are writing the year 2013.
Videolog of the ORG Amocean:
Wide expanses of water are covering the planet. The planet is Earth. The water masses are called oceans.
The predominant species of Earth, called humans, considers the oceans their property: Theirs to use, abuse, and destroy.
In some places, the oceans started to fight back. One of those places: a small country in West Africa by the name of Ghana. Here we can oberserve the battle of humans versus the Atlantic. Who will be winning?