Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
The Atlantic Ocean
This ocean is a geologically quiet ocean with many regions. Most of its life is in the middle Atlantic. The Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Hudson Bay, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea are all found in the Atlantic Ocean. Some current issues in this ocean include endangered species (Manatee, seals, sea lions, turtles, and whales), driftnet fishing, and oil pollution.
Area: 82 million square kilometers (32 million square miles)
Average Depth: 3,600 meters (11,812 feet)
Greatest Depth: Porto Rico Trench (28,231 feet)
The Pacific Ocean|
The Pacific Ocean is the world's largest geological feature. The area of the Pacific is greater than all of the continents combined! It covers 46% of the earth's ocean coverage on earth. It contains about 25, 000 tropical islands, which are full of beauty. Some of its up to date issues include endangered species (dugong, sea lion, sea otter, seals, turtles, whales), and oil pollution near the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea.
Area: 166 million square kilometers (about 1/3 of earth's surface)
Average Depth: 4,280 meters
Greatest Depth: Marina Trench (10,911 meters)