Depths of the Ocean

The ocean is very deep. Really, truly, super-duper deep! Did you know there are three levels of ocean depth?

sea turtle swimming in ocean
Let’s go swimming! Photo by Francesco Ungaro on Unsplash

It’s true! The top layer has a lot of sunlight and oxygen. This is where most of the food lives. It’s where most marine animals live. This layer is called the sunlit zone.

In fact, it’s where I live! I like sunlight and I love to snack! What are your three favorite snacks? Sea turtles love crabs, jellyfish, and my favorite – seagrass. Yum! Are they the same as your favorite snacks?


If you go a little deeper, there is less sunlight. The water looks dark and blue. Not as many animals live here. This is the twilight zone.

If you go even deeper, way double-deep down into the sea, that’s called the DARK ZONE. I’ve never been down there but I’ve heard about it. Can I tell you a little secret? I’m kind of scared! Rumor has it there are some weird animals living down there. Some even look like aliens!

I really want to go see for myself but I don’t want to go alone. Will you go with me?! What do you think?

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