Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest in the world and is bounded by Asia and Australia on the west and North and South America on the east.

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Pacific Ocean

What is the deepest point in the ocean and where is it located?

The deepest point in the ocean is the Mariana Trench which is located in the Pacific ocean

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United States

What states are considered west coast states?

California, Washington, and Oregon are all literally on the West coast . All have Shoreline. The West begins where the Great Plains meet the Rocky mountains. What states are considered Western would have a different answer: -California, Washington and Oregon, plus Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana. Also Alaska and Hawaii are sometimes considered Western states.

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Why is living in the pacific ring of fire bad?

Because it's known as 'The Pacific ring of fire' simply because volcanoes have erupted around every area included in the ring. This is where the two tectonic plates collide which forces the ground above, up. You wouldn't want to live around a bundle of volcanoes now would you?

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Are there any sharks in the pacific ocean?

yes there are

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How long would it probably take for scholarly journal articles to be published on the impact of Green Peace protests in the Pacific Ocean?

one month after the protest

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Crossroads of the pacific?

Fiji is the cross road of the Pacific. It is the main habour for both ships and planes coming from the west to the east of the Pacific.

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United States

What city has a harbor on the North Pacific ocean?

There are several. In the contiguous U.S., there is Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Everett in Puget Sound.

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The first European to see the Pacific Ocean was?

Balboa

balboa

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How long is the Pacific Ocean in miles?

The Pacific Ocean is about 8500 miles in length, north-to-south, from the Arctic Ocean at the Bering Strait to the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

(This does not include the Bering Sea.)

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Which Ocean is the smallest?

Covering an area of 5,427,000 square miles (14,056,000 km2), and with a maximum depth of 17,900 feet, the Arctic Ocean is the world's smallest ocean.



The smallest ocean in the world is the Arctic Ocean. It has an area of approximately 5.4 million square miles.

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El Nino and La Nina

What is El Nino and how is it caused?

El Nino A warming of the ocean surface off the western coast of South America that occurs every 4 to 7 years when upwelling of cold, nutrient-rich water does not occur. It causes die-offs of plankton and fish and affects Pacific jet stream winds, altering storm tracks and creating unusual weather patterns in various parts of the world.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, the Christ child (from its onset being around Christmastide) : el, the (from Latin ille) + niño, child (from Old Spanish ninno, from Vulgar Latin *nīnnus).]

An El Nino event results from weakened trade winds in the western Pacific Ocean near Indonesia, allowing piled-up warm water to flow toward South America.

The deeper, warmer water in the east limits the amount of nutrient-rich deep water normally surfaced by the upwelling process. Since fish can no longer access this rich food source, many of them die off. This is why these conditions are called "El Nino", or "the Christ Child", which is what Peruvian fisherman call the particularly bad fishing period around December. More importantly, the different water temperatures tend to change the weather of the region.

What happens to the ocean also affects the atmosphere. Tropical thunderstorms are fueled by hot, humid air over the oceans. The hotter the air, the stronger and bigger the thunderstorms. As the Pacific's warmest water spreads eastward, the biggest thunderstorms move with it. If you look on a map, you will see that suddenly islands like Tahiti, normally tropical paradises, experience massive storms.

Currently, it is not well understood what initiates these changes, and it is likely that it is a large combination of things. The current thinking is that it has to do with oscillations such as the Madden-Julian Oscillation in the tropical Pacific, Atmospheric Angular Momentum, and frictional and mountain torque.

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Where does the Pacific Ocean get its name?

Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan gave the Pacific Ocean its current name in 1521; he dubbed the ocean Tepre Pacificum, Latin for "peaceful sea".

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Atlantic Ocean

Which two counties border both the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware river?

Monmouth and Essex counties are of eastern NJ and only border the Atlantic Ocean. The Delaware River borders western NJ separating NJ from Pennsylvania.

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Pacific Ocean

What is the meaning of pacific thoroughfare?

it means peace

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Which continents do not touch the Pacific Ocean?

Actually, there are three continents that do not touch the Pacific Ocean, if you accept that the Southern Ocean is a separate Ocean. The continents are Antarctica, Europe and Africa. Otherwise it is Europe and Africa.

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Indian Ocean

Is the Pacific ocean the coldest ocean in the world?

No

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What spanish explorer claimed the Pacific Ocean for Spain?

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Vasco Nunez de Balboa and his expedition discovered the Pacific Ocean (at that time named the South Sea because it was on the south shore of Panama) on September 25, 1513.

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How much of the world is made up of ocean water?

The ocean covers 71% of Earth and accounts for 97% of the water.

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Canada Provinces and Territories

Which states touch the Pacific Ocean?

There are five states in the United States that border the Pacific Ocean. However, there are only three continental states that 'touch it'. The continental states are Washington, Oregon, and California. The other two are Alaska and Hawaii.

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What are the states that border the Pacific Ocean?

There are five US States that border the Pacific Ocean: NONE, NONE, NONE, NONE, NONE:D

  • NONE (non-contiguous State, part of the Continental US)
  • NONE (contiguous State, its western border meets the Pacific Ocean)
  • NONE (contiguous State, its western border meets the Pacific Ocean)
  • NONE (contiguous State, its western border meets the Pacific Ocean)
  • NONE (non-contiguous State, separated from the Continental US by ocean)
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Atlantic Ocean

What is the deepest part of the ocean?

Mariana Trench

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Asia
Pacific Ocean

What countries are in the Asia-Pacific region?

* Australia * Brunei * Cambodia * People's Republic of China * Hong Kong * Macau * Fiji * Indonesia * Japan * Kiribati * North Korea * South Korea * Laos * Malaysia * Marshall Islands * Federated States of Micronesia * Nauru * New Zealand * Palau * Papua New Guinea * Philippines * Samoa * Singapore * Solomon Islands * Thailand * Timor-Leste * Tonga * Republic of China (Taiwan) * Tuvalu * Vanuatu * Vietnam * United States Territories - * American Samoa * Guam * Northern Mariana Islands * Sometimes included - * India (member of the East Asia Summit) * Mongolia (landlocked country in East Asia) * Myanmar (Burma) (member of the ASEAN) * Russia (the Russian Far East borders the Pacific Ocean)

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Atlantic Ocean

How did the Pacific Ocean get its name?

The Spanish explorer (of Portuguese origin but sailed with Spanish flag) named Ferdinand Magellan crossed the strait of Magellan (comes from his name) between Antarctica and South America, and discover the new ocean. At the time of crossing he thought that it appeared very calm and peaceful, thus he christened it Pacific, based on the Latin word "Pacific" meaning calm. and it eats Alabama.

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The mariana trench was most likely created by?

convergence of the Pacific andPhilippine Plates.

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Atlantic Ocean

What is the pH of the ocean?

Answer

8.179


The pH of the ocean varies widely from place to place. You will have to be as specific as possible to get an answer that is adequately accurate.
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