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Amazing Ocean Facts:

How Deep Are the Oceans?
Ocean Average Depth (feet) Average Depth (meters)
Pacific 13,740 4,188
Atlantic 12,254 3,872
Indian 12,740 3,872
Arctic 3,407 1,038

What is the Deepest Point in Each Ocean?
Ocean Deepest Point Depth (feet) Depth (meters)
Pacific Mariana Trench 36,200 11,033
Atlantic Puerto Rico Trench 28,374 8,648
Indian Java Trench 25,344 7,725
Arctic Eurasia basin 17,881 5,450






Other Ocean Facts
  • 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by oceans.
  • Over 97% of all our planet's water is contained in the oceans.
  • The longest continuous mountain chain known to exist in the Universe resides in the ocean at more than 40,000 miles long.
  • The Monterey Bay Submarine Canyon is larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon.
  • The average temperature of the oceans is 2C, about 39F.
  • water pressure at the deepest point in the ocean is more than 8 tons per square inch.
  • The Gulf Stream off the Atlantic seaboard of the United States flows at a rate nearly 300 times faster than the typical flow of the Amazon river, the world's largest river.
  • Blue is the least absorbed color by seawater, relecting the blue color seen.
  • Life forms based on chemical energy rather than light energy, resides in deep-sea hydrothermal vents along mid-ocean ridges.
  • The blue whale is the largest animal on our planet.
  • The gray whale migrates more than 10,000 miles each year, the longest migration of any mammal.
  • Swordfish and marlins are the fastest fish in the ocean, reaching speeds up to 75 miles per hour.
  • The Great Barrier Reef, measuring 1,243 miles, is the largest living structure on Earth.

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