Oceans Under The Sun! With Philip Hoare and the Natural History Museum. Why is the sea salty? Why does an octopus have three hearts? Why are orca whales black and white?


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Today I have three questions about the OCEAN and creatures in it! Because June 8th is World Oceans Day, a global celebration with hundreds of events around the world celebrating the ocean, including Everything Under The Sun with this show!

Our first question comes from Emmeline and Elkie, they would like to know why the sea is salty? Our answer comes from Philip Hoare, a writer who loves the ocean and has written books about whales and the sea. He swims in the ocean every day, no matter the weather! He tells how the sea got so salty and how much salt is in the sea!

Next up Archie would like to know why an octopus has three hearts? Find out what the three hearts are for as well as what colour an octopus’ blood is, how many brains they have and how many arms and legs!

Our last question is from Lachlan and he has a question about orcas! Which is, why are orca whales black and white? To answer it we have Richard Sabin, the Principal Curator of Mammals at the Natural History Museum in London, he knows everything there is to know about marine mammals including orcas and tells us all about counter shading and their colours!

We also talked about orcas in the first episode of the podcast, in two questions – firstly we answered a question about whether orcas can talk to blue whales and secondly why they have white patches by their eyes, so do listen to that first episode of Everything Under The Sun to find out more about beautiful orcas!

A huge thank you to Philip Hoare for talking to us about why the sea is salty and to Richard Sabin and the Natural History Museum for telling us about orcas! And of course a big thank you to Elkie, Emmeline, Archie and Lachlan for this week’s questions!

I’ll be back with a next brand new episode for Fathers day answering more questions from children around the world in another episode of EUTS.

Do send in your questions, there’s info about how to do that on the show’s website, everythingunderthesun.co.uk.

Remember, the questions will now also be in a BOOK, I need all the questions soon as I’m busy writing away so please do send them in as soon as you can!

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