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NE Pacific Ocean

NE Pacific Ocean

Characteristics

Description

Winds

Winds and currents in the Pacific flow predominantly from East to West. Above the equator Pacific Ocean trade winds blow from the northeast. Below the equator they blow from the southeast. By taking advantage of the different (north and south) directions of the east-flowing winds, traditional Polynesian navigators could sail eastward ( into the wind) north of the equator and let the winds and currents push them southwest once south of the equator. In this way Polynesians could navigate the 2,250 nautical miles from Hawai'i to Tahiti, by taking advantage of the different orientation of the prevailing trade winds north and south of the equator.

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Mexico

WDG4597
20 Sep 13

Gulf of Alaska

The Gulf of Alaska is an arm of the Pacific Ocean defined by the curve of the southern coast of Alaska, stretching from the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island in the west to the Alexander Archipelago in the east, where Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage are found.
The entire shoreline ...
15 Dec 15

California

virtual dive
25 Aug 19

Costa Rica (Pacific coast)

Costa Rica, officially the "Republic of Costa Rica", is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.
The beautiful Isla del Coco, ...
18 Dec 15

Colombia (Pacific coast)

Lying to the south of Panama, Colombia Pacific coast is surrounded by Venezuela to the east, Ecuador and Peru to the south west.

Security:
Security in Colombia has improved steadily over the 2006-2008 time-frame; however, greed, corruption, drugs, and guerrillas all have ...
7 Jan 16

Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the most isolated group of islands in the world. It's a long way to Hawaii from mainland USA with nothing but open sea between. Winter storms can bring about rough seas and cyclones are a threat in late summer.
Fully serviced marinas are at Honolulu and KoOlina ...
4 Dec 15

Oregon

1 Jan 70

Ecuador

1 Jan 70

Panama (Pacific coast)

Panama is the southernmost country of Central America. Situated on an isthmus, some categorize it as a transcontinental nation connecting the north and south part of America. It borders Costa Rica to the north-west, Colombia to the south-east, the Caribbean Sea to the north and ...
20 Dec 15

Galapagos

The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón, other Spanish name: Islas Galápagos) are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, 906 km (563 mi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part.
The ...
17 Dec 15

Nicaragua

1 Jan 70

El Salvador

1 Jan 70

Guatemala

1 Jan 70

Kiritimati - Christmas Island

La langue parlée est le I-Kiribati. Le s, le l, et le d n'existent pas en Polynésien, le s est remplacé par 'ti', le l par un r, et le d par un t.Ainsi, le port de London (le principal "port" de l'atoll) s'écrit "Ronton"...Et Kiritimati se prononce Kirissmass, Kiribati se prononce ...
15 Dec 15

Pioneer Canyon

Sea Canyon to be explored.Click here
13 Apr 09

Fort King

1 Jan 70

San Luis Obispo Bay

Small port.
23 May 11

Fort Montjoy

1 Jan 70

Santa Barbara

Small port protected by a breakwater.
23 May 11

Monterey Harbor

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4 Nov 08
Local Area

NW Atlantic Ocean

Entre le Groenland et la mer du Nord, l'Atlantique est séparé de l'Océan Arctique par le seuil de Wyville-, zone relativement peu profonde (entre 300 et 1250 m) et de laquelle émerge l'Islande.
Au Nord, c'est-à-dire déjà dans l'océan Arctique, on trouve le bassin de Norvège, ...
19 Mar 15

SE Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean, largest and deepest of the world's five oceans, covering more than a third of the earth's surface and containing more than half of its free water. The part south of the equator is called the South
Pacific. The name Pacific, which means peaceful, was given to it by ...
13 Jan 09

SW Atlantic Ocean

Le relief sous-marin de l'Atlantique au Sud de l'équateur est beaucoup plus simple qu'au Nord.On y trouve la dorsale Médio-Atlantique,avec, en vis-à-vis des éléments de reliefs mentionnés,le bassin Brésilien , profond de 6000 à 7000 m, et le bassin Argentin, profond de 5000 ...
23 Mar 15

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
13 Mar 15

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11
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