Are you looking for fun ocean facts? Is your child an avid marine life enthusiast? Perhaps they enjoy interesting facts about sea turtles, or maybe they’re curious about other marine species in the ocean’s depths.

Are they just a lover of ocean water, including deep water and surface water, and how it affects coastal communities and the earth’s water supply?

Scroll down for these ocean fun facts coloring pages. Print your copy today, and the best thing is they’re free! 

Black and white coloring pages with ocean facts lying on top of a blue-green sheet with multicolored letters on a dark grey background.
The ocean is amazing!


From the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Lakes in the United States, all in the northern hemisphere and on to 139 million square miles of ocean depth in the southern hemisphere, water is everywhere. Print the ocean facts here:

It’s only natural that some kids are drawn to bodies of water and want to learn all they can absorb about the planet’s oceans. Whether salt water or fresh water, water covers most of the planet. The world’s oceans are a vast expanse to learn about marine animals or water conservation.

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12 Ocean FUN FACTS

  1. The ocean covers more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface.
  2. Coral reefs make up a very small fraction of the ocean – less than 1%. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands.
  3. There are four oceans: the Atlantic ocean, the Pacific ocean, the Indian ocean, and the Arctic ocean, although some countries recognize the Antarctic as the Southern ocean too.
  4. The deepest part of the ocean is called the Challenger Deep and is located beneath the western Pacific Ocean in the southern end of the Mariana Trench, and it’s 35,876 feet deep.
  5. If you placed Mount Everest at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the peak would still be 7,000 feet below sea level.
  6. Water temperature in the oceans decrease as depth increases. The temperature range extends from 86 °F at the sea surface to 30.2 °F at the seabed.
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Ocean life is really interesting!
  1. Like ponds and lakes, the ocean is separated into 4 main marine environments: intertidal, pelagic, abyssal, and benthic, each with a large diversity of species of animals.
  2. About 94% of the earth’s wildlife is found in the ocean.
  3. The volcano Mauna Kea, on Hawaii, has most of its base on the ocean floor, nearly 20,000 feet below the surface.
  4. Nazaré, a town in Portugal, produces the biggest ocean waves in the world, although the largest recorded wave ocurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska, reaching a surprising height of 1,720 feet (taller than the Empire State building).
  5. There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste estimated to be in our oceans.  
  6. Climate change affects our ocean, as it absorbs 90% of the heat and it induces ice-melting, sea level rise, marine heatwaves, and the ocean acidification.

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These ocean facts coloring pages are sized for standard letter white paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

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Ocean water is beautiful!

This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with ocean facts that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!



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  1. Hi! This ocean facts sheet is so great. I am unable to download it though- I have tried everything, but the green button you say to click does not open anything. Is there another way to access this? Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Traci,

      I just emailed you the ocean facts pages you had difficulty downloading. Sorry for the problem! I think we have identified the issues so we can fix it.