Tag: geography

Somalia-Kenya Maritime Dispute (and different ways of dividing the ocean)

Somalia-Kenya Maritime Dispute (and different ways of dividing the ocean)

By Micah Moen 1 Comment December 6, 2019

You might have seen this map – which shows a disputed area of ocean claimed by both Kenya and Somalia. But how can there be this much difference in what these two countries are claiming? And isn’t there some kind of Convention that gives us conventions to avoid this sort of thing? In 2020, the […]

Why Two Oceans Don’t Mix

Why Two Oceans Don’t Mix

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 29, 2019

When you look at the seas and oceans on the map you might think that they just flow into each other. It seems like there’s only one big ocean, and people just gave different names to its parts. Well, you’ll be amazed at how vivid the borders between them are! The border between the Pacific […]

Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation | Managing for a Changing Climate
Forests Vs Food (Adam – DPhil Geography & Environment)

Forests Vs Food (Adam – DPhil Geography & Environment)

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 21, 2019

My name is Adam Formica, and I study at the school of geography and environment, and I work on environmental conservation. So about 70% of the Earth’s ice-free land right now is agriculture, about 1/4 of our emissions, human emissions come from agriculture, forestry, and other land uses, and we know we’re gonna have to […]

The difference between oceans, seas and billabongs | Did You Know?

The difference between oceans, seas and billabongs | Did You Know?

By Micah Moen 45 Comments November 20, 2019

The planet is about 70% water — and Australians should know that better than most. But there are some interesting rules for how bodies of water are named. Why is this called an ocean, and this a sea? What makes this a gulf, and this a bay? We’ll start big. Oceans are large bodies of […]

How 1 Man Survived Being Lost 438 Days at Sea

How 1 Man Survived Being Lost 438 Days at Sea

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 19, 2019

This video is made possible by Curiosity Stream. watch any of their more than 2000 documentaries for free by visiting Curiositystream.com/reallifelore. The Pacific Ocean is mind-bogglingly big if you started here off the coast of northern Chile and dug a hole straight through the earth and came out on the other side you discover that […]

Why there’s a ring of natural disasters around the Pacific

Why there’s a ring of natural disasters around the Pacific

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 14, 2019

“Offer a magnificent view of nature’s greatest power display.” Mount Mayon in the Philippines erupted in January. It continued for over a month. In February, Mount Sinabung erupted in Indonesia. Here’s the ash cloud as seen from space. And in June an eruption in Guatemala killed more than 100 people. Turns out this is pretty […]

The Ocean is WAY Deeper Than you Think Reaction

The Ocean is WAY Deeper Than you Think Reaction

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 12, 2019

The ocean is actually way deeper than you think how deep you ask Well, I don’t exactly know the answer to that. But I do know something else and that is that today We’re gonna be reacting to a video called the ocean is deeper than you think So guys and girls, let’s not waste […]

How Many Oceans Are There On Planet Earth?

How Many Oceans Are There On Planet Earth?

By Micah Moen 2 Comments November 10, 2019

How many oceans are there on Planet Earth? There are five oceans on Planet Earth. And from biggest to smallest, these are; the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean. Your parents might tell you that there are four oceans, but actually the fifth one, the Southern […]

Studying Ocean Sciences

Studying Ocean Sciences

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 10, 2019

Ocean Sciences is the study of the marine environment. It ranges from more physical sciences like geological oceanography to the more biological side which can include things like zoology. In the first year we all study together to get everyone up to speed and then in the second year you diverge into your separate groups […]