Discover: Ocean Literacy Principle 7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

Using increasingly sophisticated tools, technologies, and sensors, we learn more about our ocean every day; however, we have still explored less than five percent of this vast underwater frontier.  Find answers to questions about how and why we continue to explore our world ocean.




These ocean facts are categorized according to the seven Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts exit icon (pdf) for grades K-12, which outline the knowledge required to be considered ocean literate in accordance with the National Science Education Standards.


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