The name “Pacific Ocean” comes form the Latin name Tepre Pacificum, “peaceful sea”.
The largest ocean on Earth is the Pacific Ocean, covering around 30 percent of the Earth’s surface.
Around 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans.
The sea is home to the world’s largest living structure – the Great Barrier Reef. Measuring around 2,600km, it can even be seen from the Moon!
About 70 percent of the oxygen, we breathe is produced by the oceans.
The oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all of Earth’s water and is one of the most amazing places on earth!
We have only explored about 5 percent of the world’s oceans. There’s a lot more to be discovered!
The deepest known area of the Earth’s oceans is known as the Mariana Trench. It’s deepest point measures 11km. That’s a long dive down!
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