Trivia question of the day (reef related)

Luiz Rocha

Salty Dog
What is the ocean's volume? I just want to run a small experiment here as to what people think the volume is, so please don't google :) I will post the answer in a bit.
 

phenom5

Unregistered Member
No idea, but I've often wondered...but never googled it for some reason. I'm sure the answer will make even the biggest tank look like a nano.

*Edit* okay, just googled it...that's a lot of zeros.
 

uncleof6

New member
You want it in cubic kilometers, cubic miles or cubic centimeters? Ok, I will shut up cause I know this.

Jim
 

Luiz Rocha

Salty Dog
Oh finally somebody guessed! Needless to say, you are far. One of the biggest indoor tanks in the world (the Whale Shark tank at the GA Aquarium) has 6 million gallons, so I think gallons may not be the best unit to guess :)
 

Luiz Rocha

Salty Dog
You want it in cubic kilometers, cubic miles or cubic centimeters? Ok, I will shut up cause I know this.

Jim

Since most people here are from the US let's make it cubic miles. Here is a clue:

1 cubic mile = 1,101,117,147,429 gallons

So, how many cubic miles in the oceans?
 

uncleof6

New member
Since most people here are from the US let's make it cubic miles. Here is a clue:

1 cubic mile = 1,101,117,147,429 gallons

So, how many cubic miles in the oceans?

Naw I want others to suffer till you tell them. I will say it increases by around 1 cubic meter per year.....

Jim
 

Luiz Rocha

Salty Dog
Approximately 322 million cubic miles, now try converting it to gallons:

1 cubic mile = 1,101,117,147,429 gallons

Mind blowing
 

dwd5813

New member
Real question is how big of a skimmer would you need?

:lol:

here's one of many

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