The ocean is a persistent assortment of saltwater that covers in excess of the Earth’s surface. There are number of oceans in the entire world. Pacific Ocean is the largest and the deepest which filled with mysteries but, named using pacify or peaceful. It was found and named by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520.

Surface area 165,250,000 km2 (63,800,000 sq mi)
Average depth 4,280 m (14,040 ft)
Max. depth 10,911 m (35,797 ft)
Water volume 710,000,000 km3 (170,000,000 cu mi)

 

Pacific Ocean fits all the world’s continents into its basin. It covers about 63 million square miles from California to China. It is about one-third amount of the globe’s surface and more than half of the free water on Earth. When you put all of Earth’s landmasses together, the Pacific would still be larger. Due to huge earthquakes and volcanic activities occurring on the periphery of the Pacific Ocean Basin, it is referred to as the “Ring of Fire”.

There are so many Islands in the pacific ocean.

Anchorage, Auckland, Brisbane, Busan, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Lima, Los Angeles, Magadan, Manila, Melbourne, Osaka, Panama City, Papeete, San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Suva, Sydney, Tijuana, Tokyo, Valparaíso, Vancouver, Vladivostok, Whangarei

Bora island
Bora Island Image credit: Michelle Raponi   from Pixabay

Brilliant place to marine animal

The Pacific is home to brilliant marine animals. For example, moderate developing, delicate remote ocean corals and wipes which give natural surroundings to groundfish species – like rockfish, lingcod, and Pacific cod – and marine invertebrate hunters include ocean stars, nudibranchs, and octopuses.

Whale in the Pacific ocean 
Whale in the Pacific ocean Image by Brigitte makes custom works from Pixabay

Because of its broadness, the Pacific produces most of the Oxygen we breathe than other oceans. It provides food and regulates the weather. It is a place of entertainment, solace, and spiritual connection, as well as a source of income for millions of people.

Threats to the Pacific Ocean

Any coastal regions of the Pacific Ocean are threatened, making them uninhabitable. Contamination like sewage, spillover from land, and harmful material; territory obliteration; over-fishing; and environmental change prompting ocean level ascent, sea fermentation, and warming will all interface to harm the sea’s nature and waterfront economies.

As the largest ocean in the world, the Pacific Ocean is a great resource for the whole world. Therefore, as responsible citizens, what we must do is protect the Pacific Ocean, not destroy it.

Author: D.J.K.C.Sewwandi

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