The pacific ocean

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The pacific ocean

What does the name Pacific Mean? It means "peaceful." It got its name from the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. The Great Barrier Reef located in Australia is the largest reef in the world.

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There are five states that border the Pacific Ocean: Alaska, Oregon, California, Washington, and Hawaii.

The Pacific Ocean

The largest ocean on Earth is the Pacific Ocean. It covers over 30% of the Earth's surface. It contains over 25,000 different islands, many more than the Earth's other oceans have.

75% of the world's volcanoes are located in the Pacific Ocean. The volcanoes form a ring around the basin and is well known as the ring of fire.

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The Pacific Ocean has the deepest average depth, and is also home to the deepest trenches on Earth. Much of the Pacific is dotted with small islands like Hawaii.



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