The geographical history of the Pacific Ocean – part 2Read More
The outer rim of the Ocean as well as producing many earthquakes and volcanoes, has also created new Islands. Within the Pacific Ocean there are around 25,000 islands which are split between those found to the north of the equator, those in the centre of the Ocean and those in the South.
The wildlife off the coastline of British Columbia
The Rocky Mountains stretch from Northern Canada all the way down America to Mexico. They have been formed as a result of a number of plates under the Pacific sliding underneath the American plate causing folding and uplift which has produced this vast mountain ranges.
The Pacific region has seen many conflicts over time, and this is only natural as a result of the sheer size of the area. The troubles have ranged from small scale conflicts that have involved small islands, to all out global wars. In 1855 King Tui Viti Cakobau of Fiji fought a major battle at […]Read More
There are many dangerous species of fish and animals that are found both in the Pacific and on the edges of the Ocean. This vast body of water is home to many different species that can both harm and kill man. The largest occupant of the region is the killer whale or the Orca. This […]Read More
Polynesians are the indigenous people who hail from the Pacific Islands. Over the years, some of their home territories have become occupied by European settlers. However, there are still vast numbers of the local people who have excelled in certain areas and have gone on to become household names. The indigenous people of the region […]Read More
As man has become more technologically adept at fishing many species are becoming endangered. The modern trawler can not only identify where fish are located, but they can even tell what species they are. Vast nets are able to sweep huger numbers of fish out of the ocean. With many boats, from a large variety […]Read More
The Pacific Ocean is so large that it is home to virtually every species of fish. Different sea temperatures in different parts of the Ocean has resulted in the waters being able to provide a home to so many different types of fish. This large expanse of fish has also made a valuable food source […]Read More
Fiji is one of the most well-known islands in the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Melanesia group of islands. It consists of 330 Islands and 110 of these are permanently inhabited with three quarters of the population living on Viti Levu island. Fiji is located 1300 miles north-east from New Zealand and is […]Read More
The vast size of the Pacific Ocean means that there are huge numbers of different islands that are located in the region. These vary enormously in their shapes, their sizes and how they were formed. Some of these islands are ruled by other countries while other Islands have their own separate identity and nationality. There […]Read More
The international boundaries of the east coast of the Pacific Ocean are quite straight forward when compared to the west coast of the same Ocean. The eastern extent of the Pacific runs down the continents Northern, Southern and Central America. The United States has a huge coastline with the Pacific Ocean stretching from the international […]Read More
There are a huge number of countries that have coastlines on the western side of the Pacific Ocean. China’s coastline stretches for 14,500km from the Gulf of Bohai in the north of the country, to the Gulf of Tonkin in the south. The Bohai bay contains the Bohai Sea, which then leads into the Yellow […]Read More
The countries in the countries in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean experience some of the coldest weather in the region. In fact the further north the Pacific reaches the more likely it is that parts of it will experience Sea Ice. The furthest point North is the Bering Sea which contains the Bering […]Read More
The outer rim of the Ocean as well as producing many earthquakes and volcanoes, has also created new Islands. Within the Pacific Ocean there are around 25,000 islands which are split between those found to the north of the equator, those in the centre of the Ocean and those in the South. The largest Island […]Read More
The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of the world’s oceans. Its area covers nearly 64 million square miles and it spreads over 46% of the earth’s surface which is more than the world’s total land mass. It stretches from the Arctic in the north to the Antarctic in the South. The Equator divides […]Read More