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.Know More
Asia and Australia border the western boundaries of the Pacific Ocean, while North and South America border the eastern boundary. In the north, the Pacific Ocean meets the Arctic Ocean at the Bering Strait and in the south it touches the Atlantic Ocean at the Drake Passage.
The Pacific Ocean covers almost 1/3 of the Earth and is twice the size of the second-largest body of water, the Atlantic Ocean. At 63.8 million square miles, the Pacific Ocean is larger than all the land on Earth combined.Learn more about Bodies of Water
The Pacific Ocean was discovered by Vasco Nunez de Balboa in 1513. He was standing on a mountaintop in Panama when he saw the ocean. Balboa walked into the ocean and claimed it in the name of Spain.Full Answer >
The Pacific Ocean is located between North America and Asia, while the Atlantic Ocean is opposite it between North America, South America, Africa and Europe. The Indian Ocean is between Australia, Africa and Asia, and the Arctic Ocean is between Europe, Asia and North America. The Southern Ocean encompasses the waters around Antarctica and below the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.Full Answer >
There are five U.S. states and one Canadian province that touch the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean is touched by Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii and the province of British Columbia.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 >