The average depth of the Pacific Ocean is 3,800 meters, or 12,467 feet. At its deepest point, the Pacific is 10,920 meters, or 35,827 feet deep.Know More
The Pacific Ocean is the world's largest body of water. It has a surface area of 63,436,200 square miles and provides half of the Earth's surface water. It is the deepest ocean in the world, and its deepest point is called The Challenger Deep.
The temperature of the Pacific Ocean varies depending on the location. It can range from approximately 86 degrees Fahrenheit around the Equator to approximately 28 degrees at the poles.
Most of the world's volcanoes are located in the Pacific Ocean basin. The volcanoes form a complete ring around the basin called the Ring of Fire.Learn more about Architecture
The continents of Antarctica, Asia, Australia, South America and North America touch the Pacific Ocean. Only Africa and Europe have no land that touches the Pacific.Full Answer >
The five states that border the Pacific Ocean are California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. The proximity of the states to the Pacific Ocean affects their climate. Along the coast, temperatures vary by as much as 19 degrees Fahrenheit from those 100 miles inland. Washington and Oregon have an oceanic climate, while California enjoys a Mediterranean one. Areas along the ocean often experience small seasonal temperature variations.Full Answer >
The two continents that do not touch the Pacific Ocean are Europe and Africa. Europe touches the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean, while Africa touches the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of Earth and is double the size of the Atlantic Ocean.Full Answer >
Plants that live in the Pacific Ocean include algae, phytoplankton, diatoms, kelp, dinoflagellates and seagrass as well as coral reefs. The Pacific Ocean has an expansive coral reef structure that provides a place to live for many of the smaller ocean animals that would be otherwise unprotected.Full Answer >