Oceans Facts

Around 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by the World’s five oceans

The Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean.

World Oceans

Oceans in order of size:

1. Pacific – 155,557,000 km²
2. Atlantic – 76,762,000 km²
3. Indian – 68,556,000 km²
4. Southern – 20,327,000 km²
5. Arctic – 14,056,000 km²

Oceans by depth:

1. Pacific – 10,924 metres
2. Atlantic – 9,219 metres
3. Indian – 7,455 metres
4. Southern – 7,236 metres
5. Arctic – 5,625 metres

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Oceans Facts. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/oceans_facts.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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