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Ocean The ocean is the hydrosphere’s ___________ reservoir of water. Geographers have _____________ the Earth’s ocean into 4 main oceans based on ___________ _____ ______________: 1. _________ Ocean 2. _________ Ocean 3. _________Ocean 4. _________ Ocean Though the ocean covers _____ of the Earth’s surface, humans mostly use resources from land which only covers ______ of Earth’s surface. Yet as population has been ____________, land resources are being declining, motivating us to look to the ocean for resources. What kind of resources? What does the ocean have that is useful to us? 1. Food 2. Minerals 3. Freshwater 4. Energy 5. Medicines/chemicals 1. Food – _____________ : ____________ of the sea (oysters, clams, fish, seaweed) What’s the down side? __________ pollution (feces contamination) Loss of wild fish (used to feed farmed fish like salmon and sea bass) __________ control 2. Minerals – found in _____________ ___________ : potato-sized rocks containing manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, nickel and phosphorous What are the issues of mining? Cost of mining ____________ worth of nodules Adverse effect on sea life (especially creatures that dwell on the sea floor like the sea
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