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Ocean facts.

64 Size of the Pacific Ocean, the largest of the four main oceans, in millions of square miles

5 Size of the smallest main ocean, the Arctic, in millions of square miles

39 Average temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, of all the oceans

12,144 Average depth, in feet, of all the oceans

180 Baltic Sea's average depth, in feet

180 In feet, the deepest place in the ocean, the Pacific's Marianas Trench, which is deeper than Mount Everest is tall

80 Percentage of all life on Earth beneath the ocean's surface

97 Percentage of the world's water that's salty

752 Measured at a hydrothermal vent, the hottest ocean temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit

25,000 Approximate number of islands in the Pacific, more than the rest of the oceans combined

Did You Know?

What's the difference between a dolphin and a piling? Dolphins are three or more pilings lashed together.

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Title Annotation:BIG NUM3ERS
Publication:Boating World
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2011
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