Skip to comments.Scientists plumb depths
Posted on 05/21/2010 4:35:49 AM PDT by lakeprincess
Sunken battleships, leviathans, dark depths - such is the stuff of the deep and endless sea, at least in popular imagination. And few of us can fathom how much water is contained in all the oceans, which cover 71 percent of planet and account for 97 percent of its water.
At least, until now.
There are 1,332 billion cubic kilometers of ocean water on Earth. Yes, that's kilometers.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Plenty of space for all that oil to go to. ;)
Especially if it's sinking to the bottom . . .
Uhmm, oil floats on water. Then it evaporates.
Oil is noted for being less dense than water. I wonder, however, if it is more easily compressed under pressure than water is - and if so, at what depth, if any, oil might actually be more dense than water . . .