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Seoul boosts Pacific aid
2014-11-24 22:06:32
Humpback whales lunge out of Pacific Ocean in feeding frenzy caught on camera
2014-11-24 07:06:20
Xi's talks with Pacific leaders focus on climate and infrastructure
2014-11-24 01:21:58
CT scans of coral skeletons reveal ocean acidity increases reef erosion
2014-11-23 23:00:00
Biology trumps chemistry in open ocean
2014-11-23 23:00:00
CT scans of coral skeletons reveal ocean acidity increases reef erosion
2014-11-23 23:00:00
Biology trumps chemistry in open ocean
2014-11-23 23:00:00
Xi Jinping wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost
2014-11-22 20:56:38
China's Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost
2014-11-22 20:29:43
Strong Pacific storm headed our way
2014-11-22 08:28:31
Record high ocean temperatures put B.C. marine species at risk
2014-11-21 23:11:32
Japanese company planning human colony deep in the ocean
2014-11-21 18:32:58
Wish Come True: 100-Year-Old Sees Ocean for First Time
2014-11-21 12:27:16
Woman, 100, makes first visit to ocean
2014-11-21 11:06:00
Sport: Rugby governance in Pacific a challenge - Tonga
2014-11-21 10:53:48
VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time
2014-11-21 07:55:14
China's President Xi targets strategic ties in Pacific
2014-11-21 02:18:54
New tool displays West Coast ocean acidification data
2014-11-20 23:00:00
New tool displays West Coast ocean acidification data
2014-11-20 23:00:00
Heartwarming: 100-year-old woman sees ocean for first time
2014-11-20 20:06:23
Pacific donors challenged in NZ review
2014-11-20 19:47:22
Ocean
2014-11-20 18:42:48
Sport: Pacific rugby chairs meet for talks
2014-11-20 18:21:35
India outlines broader Pacific links
2014-11-20 13:05:57
Strong Pacific storm headed our way
2014-11-20 11:01:38
U.S. Navy supply ships collide in Indian Ocean, minor damage
2014-11-20 08:24:58
Turtle! Turn and migrate to the SE Pacific!
2014-11-20 04:21:00
News24.com | Watch this incredible footage of Volvo Ocean Race leaving Cape Town
2014-11-20 04:04:50
World Parks Congress aims to protect a third of oceans in marine parks.
2014-11-20 03:00:05
[news] Ocean acidification does not impact shell growth and repair in the Antarctic brachiopod Liothyrella uva (Broderip, 1833)
2014-11-19 18:00:00
Surf queen: The ocean is my office
2014-11-19 13:17:37
Volvo Ocean Race: stage one in pictures
2014-11-19 09:41:01
Singapore tops corporate governance requirements rankings in Asia Pacific
2014-11-19 06:38:16
UNICEF says many Pacific countries need to improve sanitary conditions
2014-11-18 23:57:33
As CO2 acidifies oceans, scientists develop a way to measure effect on marine ecosystems
2014-11-18 23:00:00

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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,
Nauru
, 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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