Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean

1. Highlight the most characteristic features of the nature of the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the oceans in terms of area; its nature is extremely diverse. This ocean is distinguished by its depth and age of formation, based on the hypothesis of the continental drift of A. Wegener. The relief of the ocean floor is diverse. Here you can identify oceanic ridges, plateaus and basins. The climate in the central, northern and southern water areas of the ocean is diverse, which influences the formation of different water masses, different combinations of flora and fauna.

2. Name the types of economic activities in the ocean. Indicate areas of fish and other fisheries.

The Pacific Ocean is intensively exploited by people. From the ocean floor minerals are mined; The coastline is changing during the construction of ports; there is an expansion of recreational areas. The Pacific Ocean plays a huge role in the development of maritime transport, in the implementation of economic and cultural ties between countries located on its coasts.

The Pacific Ocean is a source of not only mineral, but also diverse biological resources, including fish and various seafood.

3. What is the negative impact of man on the nature of the Pacific Ocean?

Increasing the intensity of the use of the Pacific Ocean leads to irreversible changes in its water area. Because of the pollution of water, bioorganisms perish, the established relationships in natural complexes are violated. Ocean currents contribute to the spread of pollution throughout the world’s oceans and the transformation of oceanic problems from local to global.


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Pacific Ocean