The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean (or, depending on definition, to Antarctica) in the south and is bounded by the continents of Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east.
A map of the Pacific Ocean. It is ringed by many volcanoesand oceanic trenches. The Pacific Oceanis the body of waterbetween Asiaand Australiain the west, the Americasin the east, the Southern Oceanto the south, and the Arctic Oceanto the north. It is the largest named oceanand it covers one-third of the surface of the entire world.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Pacific Islands) Three of the major groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean This is a list of islands in the Pacific Ocean, collectively called the Pacific Islands.
Pacific Ocean Areas was a major Allied military command in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II.It was one of four major Allied commands during the Pacific War, and one of three United States commands in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
Pacific Ocean Park was a 28-acre (11-hectare), nautical-themed amusement park built on a pier at Pier Avenue in the Ocean Park section of Santa Monica, California.Intended to compete with Disneyland, it replaced Ocean Park Pier (1926-1956).
An ocean is a large area of water between continents.Oceans are very big and they join smaller seas together. Oceans (or marine biomes) cover 72% of our planet. It covers 1/3 of the Earth's surface.There are five main oceans together.They are: 1.Pacific Ocean 2.Atlantic Ocean 3.Indian Ocean 4.
- Spanish and Portuguese Exploration
- Dutch Exploration
- British Exploration
In 1513 Vasco Nuñez de Balboa's (1475–1519) expedition left the Caribbean side of the Isthmus of Panama and crossed westward to the Pacific Ocean side, becoming the first Europeans to see the Great South Sea. In 1520 three ships commanded by Ferdinand Magellan (1480?–1521) sailed out of the stormy passage of the strait at the southern tip of South America into the Pacific Ocean and named it the peaceful, calm, quiet ocean. Magellan's voyage through the strait took three months and twenty days...
Dutch explorers also looked for profit in the Pacific. In 1598 five ships left Holland for the Pacific by way of the Strait of Magellan. The Portuguese and Spanish each captured a ship, the Japanese sacked another, and one was lost at sea. Only the ship Faith survived, returning to the Low Countries in 1600. Of the 491 original crew members, only 36 returned home. These losses were often expected when early modern Europeans sailed into the Pacific Ocean. In 1616 the Dutch ship Eendracht, comm...
British explorations in the eighteenth century were reanimated by the spectacular success of George Anson (1697–1762) in 1742. When Anson captured another Manila galleon, the reported booty in silver amounted to 400,000 pounds sterling. Afterward the Royal Navy commissioned John Byron (1723–1786) with two ships to discover islands for British possession in the South Seas. In 1765 Byron sailed into the Pacific Ocean and declared that two northern Tuamotu Islands and Pukapuka in the northern Co...
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With the exception of USFWS activity, Johnston Atoll is a deserted 1,300-hectare (3,200-acre) atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, located about 750 nautical miles (1,390 km; 860 mi) southwest of the island of Hawaiʻi, and is grouped as one of the United States Minor Outlying Islands.
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