Facts of Oceans

Approximately 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by ocean and the oceans contain roughly 97% of the Earth's water supply. .

Though generally described as several 'separate' oceans, these waters comprise one global, interconnected body of salt water sometimes referred to as the World Ocean or global ocean.

The major oceanic divisions are defined in part by the continents, various archipelagos, and other criteria.

Pacific Ocean, which separates Asia and Australia from the Americas
Atlantic Ocean, which separates the Americas from Europe and Africa
• Indian Ocean, which washes upon southern Asia and separates Africa and Australia
Southern Ocean, sometimes considered an extension of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans,which encircles Antarctica.
Arctic Ocean, sometimes considered a sea of the Atlantic, which covers much of the Arctic and washes upon northern North America and Eurasia.

Pacific ocean is the largest ocean with 64,186,000 square miles in area.


The Mariana Trench which is 36,200 ft deep is the deepest place in the ocean. It is located in the Pacific Ocean and stretches along the Mariana Islands for 1,500 kilometers.Only once a manned deep-sea vehicle has reached its bottom. On January 23, 1960, U.S. Navy Lt. Don Walsh and the Swiss explorer Jacques Piccard descended to the level of 10,915 meters on the submersible Trieste.

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Size of Oceans

Pacific Ocean (155,557,000 sq km)

Atlantic Ocean (76,762,000 sq km)

Indian Ocean (68,556,000 sq km)

Southern Ocean (20,327,000 sq km)

Arctic Ocean (14,056,000 sq km)

Depth of Oceans









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