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Bluefin quota in Eastern Pacific to be reduced 40%
2014-10-30 22:16:12
Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart
2014-10-30 18:59:00
Japan Sci-Tech News: Bluefin quota in Eastern Pacific to be reduced 40%
2014-10-30 07:16:12
Conservationists push for protected marine areas in Southern Ocean.
2014-10-30 03:00:05
Twenty-first Eastern Pacific tropical depression born on Oct. 30
2014-10-29 22:00:00
New study finds oceans arrived early to Earth
2014-10-29 22:00:00
EU helps fund Pacific fisheries body
2014-10-29 21:25:38
Amelia Earhart Plane Found? Fragment Recovered In Pacific Matches ‘Fingerprint’ Of Lost Aircraft
2014-10-29 14:50:09
Ammonium source in open ocean tracked by researchers
2014-10-29 12:56:42
Ammonium source in open ocean tracked by researchers
2014-10-29 12:56:42
BP spill left oily 1,200-square-mile ‘bathtub ring’ on ocean floor
2014-10-29 09:18:32
Mom Who Drove Van Into Ocean Wants to See Kids
2014-10-29 03:59:13
Diver records sharks eating whale carcass off Bahamas in Atlantic Ocean
2014-10-28 05:18:15
2 million barrels of oil from BP spill may be on ocean floor
2014-10-28 02:59:19
Pacific plans limits on albacore take
2014-10-27 20:25:37
TVNZ Pacific presenter upbeat on outsourcing
2014-10-27 12:29:13
Mother charged after throwing baby, self into ocean in Atlantic City, police say
2014-10-27 05:10:58
Pacific Trade Talks Progress but Gap Between US, Japan Lingers
2014-10-27 03:12:49
Pacific media watchdog labels TVNZ decision a 'threat to democracy'
2014-10-27 01:21:06
Pan-Pacific trade pact taking shape: Australia
2014-10-27 00:03:28
Trans-Pacific trade deal firming (AAP)
2014-10-26 23:57:12
Our climate change is related to deep ocean currents and glaciations.
2014-10-26 20:00:00
Circulation of Ocean Plays Crucial Role in Regulating Earth's Climate
2014-10-26 18:40:12
Study: Past Climate Change Was Caused by Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere
2014-10-26 16:13:00
Study: Past Climate Change Was Caused by Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere
2014-10-26 16:13:00
Study: Past Climate Change Was Caused by Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere
2014-10-26 16:13:00
Pacific Tourism Ministers look at industry future
2014-10-26 12:23:14
Charges likely after Pacific fishing surveillance
2014-10-26 12:23:14
China takes tough measures to cut down pollution for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meet
2014-10-26 04:01:41
Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere
2014-10-25 14:27:17
Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere
2014-10-25 14:27:17
See new military ship submerge in ocean
2014-10-25 13:19:58
Momentum building on Pacific trade deal, say Australia, United States
2014-10-24 22:49:21
Pacific maritime operation nabs 12 vessels
2014-10-24 17:23:24
David Gruber: Seeing the Ocean in Neon
2014-10-24 15:30:04

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Interesting facts and information about the Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean, the world's largest body of water, encompasses an area of total: 165.384 million sq km
Note: includes Bali Sea, Bellingshausen Sea, Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Coral Sea, East China Sea, Flores Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Gulf of Tonkin, Java Sea, Philippine Sea, Ross Sea, Savu Sea, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, South China Sea, Tasman Sea, East Timor Sea, and other tributary water bodies
The Pacific Ocean covers about 28% of the global surface; larger than the total land area of the world.
The average depth of the Pacific Ocean is 4637.53 Meters (4.637 km, 15,215ft, or 2.881miles).
The largest depth in the Pacific Ocean is located at the Mariana Trench, and is 11033.76 Meters (11.034 km, or 36,200 ft, 6.856 miles) deep, close to the Philipines.
At the deepest point in the ocean the pressure is more than 8 tons per square inch, or the equivalent of one person trying to support 50 jumbo jets.
The Pacific Ocean has many thousands of islands. In the west, there are large islands such as Japan, Taiwan, and Papua New Guinea, then there are the smaller islands of Polynesia (whose name means many islands) and Tahiti. Further away to the east are isolated islands such as Pitcairn, Easter Island and the Galapagos.
Resources include: oil and gas fields, polymetallic nodules, sand and gravel aggregates, placer deposits, and fish.
Some ports and harbors include: Bangkok (Thailand), Hong Kong, Kao-hsiung (Taiwan), Los Angeles (US), Manila (Philippines), Pusan (South Korea), San Francisco (US), Seattle (US), Shanghai (China), Singapore, Sydney (Australia), Vladivostok (Russia), Wellington (NZ), Yokohama (Japan).
The Pacific contains about 25,000 islands (more than the rest of the world's oceans total combined), the majority of which are found south of the equator.
Not only is it the largest and deepest, it is probably the most violent of all oceans. The Pacific Ocean has typhoons in the equatorial regions, nearly 300 active volcanoes which vent steam and smoke on her borders, and tidal waves are periodically unleashed.
In comparison with the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, the Atlantic is the saltiest. The Pacific Ocean is less salty because of meteorological conditions. Salinity in the deeper waters of the Pacific averages about 34.65 ppt.
Seventeen independent nations are located in the Pacific: Australia, Fiji, Japan, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia,
, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Republic of China (Taiwan), Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Also within the Pacific are the U.S. state of Hawaii and several island territories and
possessions of Australia, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The Pacific Ocean is a major contributor to the world economy and particularly to those nations its waters directly touch. It provides low-cost sea transportation between East and West, extensive fishing grounds, offshore oil and gas fields, minerals, and sand and gravel for the construction industry. In 1996, over 60% of the world's fish catch came from the Pacific Ocean. Exploitation of offshore oil and gas reserves is playing an ever-increasing role in the energy supplies of Australia,
New Zealand
, China, US, and Peru. The high cost of recovering offshore oil and gas, combined with the wide swings in world prices for oil since 1985, has slowed but not stopped new drillings.
Cold, saline water that forms off the coast of Iceland can be found in the North Pacific Ocean, about 1000 years later
Ninety percent of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans. In 1993, scientists located the largest known concentration of active volcanoes on the sea floor in the South Pacific. This area, the size of New York state, hosts 1,133 volcanic cones and sea mounts. Two or three could erupt at any moment.
Because of the depth of the Pacific Ocean, pacific tsunami (waves created by earthquakes) can reach speeds of over 750 kilometres per hour. The same velocity as a jet airplane.
The longest mountain range on Earth is really the Mid-Ocean Ridge. It extends from the Arctic Ocean, down the middle of the Atlantic, winding into the Pacific Ocean.
Tallest wave: In 1933 sailors on a United States naval ship recorded a 112-foot-tall wave in the Pacific Ocean.
The Province of British Columbia, Canada, has a shoreline along the Pacific Ocean, including the coasts of islands and land bordering estuaries, is 32,747 km long (20,348 miles).
The City of Vancouver, is the largest city on the west coast of Canada, closest to the Pacific Ocean.


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