How big are oceans?

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Even though technically all of the oceans in the world are connected to each other, they are commonly divided up and referred to as five different oceans. In order from largest to smallest, they are the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean.  

Together, as a body of water, oceans cover about 70% of the world’s surface. That means there’s more than twice as much water as there is land! 

The deepest point in any of these oceans is the Mariana Trench (in the Pacific Ocean) which reaches all the way down to 35,827 feet! – At that depth, you could stack almost 25 Empire State Buildings on top of each other before you reached the surface of the water again!

by   (whyzz writer)
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    The second deepest point in any of the oceans is the Atlantic Ocean’s Puerto Rico Trench, which is 30,246 feet deep, followed by the Indian Ocean’s Java trench, which is 24,460 feet deep!
     
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    Some notions on the oceans!

    Even though they’re all connected, each of the oceans is a little bit different than the others. 

    Have you ever visited an ocean? Maybe you’ve visited two oceans, or even three!? Which oceans have you visited? 
     
    What are some ways in which you think oceans might be different from each other? One example might be the temperature of the water, or even its color! Another difference might be the types of fish and other wildlife that life in or around that ocean.
     
    What other examples can you think of??
     
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