Last updated: October 15, 2017 at 23:10 pm
The Pacific Ocean encompasses almost one third of the Earth’s surface, more than the total land area of the world, with a surface area of 165,250,000 sq. km (63,800,000 sq. mi.). The Pacific Ocean is the site of the deepest point in all of Earth’s oceans as well as several more aquatic world records.
Pacific Ocean. Britannica Concise. 2006. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.