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Exploring the Pacific Ocean


The Pacific Ocean is the greatest of oceans. It exceeds the area of all the lands of the earth. It covers more than 1/3 of the earth’s surface – as much as the Atlantic, Indian, and Artic Oceans combined. It is the largest geographical feature in the world.

The Pacific Ocean is 164,384,000 square kilometers with an average depth of 4,000 meters. The greatest depth of the Pacific Ocean is 10,924 meters in the Marianas Trench, the deepest point on earth. The South Pacific is divided between Melanesia, large mountainous land masses; Polynesia, volcanic and coral islands; and, north of the equator, Micronesia, more volcanic and coral islands. Together, there are over 30,000 islands in these chains, more than found in all other islands combined.

Cite: Stanley, D., South Pacific Handbook.


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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